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Fascinating

Many graves 200+ years old. Security on site. Narrow gravel roads to drive on. Scattered... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Larry B
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HISTORIC AND INTERESTING

This is one of the oldest cemeteries in El Paso. No doubt in its early days it was isolated on the... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
SneakinDeacon
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Southwest Virginia
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

This is an old classic cemetery that once was on the edge of the city. It is most noted for one of its permanent residences John Wesley. Hardin, famous western gun fighter. He was killed in down town El Paso while playing cards. This is a desert cemetery meaning that there is no grass growing. It is brown and dusty with nothing attractive there. Around Halloween there are evening tours where a guide leads a tour of the most notable people buried there plus those with special stories. It is worth taking this as a unique experience. In a corner location across the street from the grave yard is a local eating spot with "real" Mexican food. I don't recall the name but it is the only business around the graveyard. It has been open for long time and is typical of the local neighborhood establishment.

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Reviewed November 17, 2017

interesting history, when you get to the cemetery you'll feel if you are in the old west, people born in the 1800's and passing away in the early 1900's makes you wonder how El Paso was in the wild west. Proximity to Mexico I am sure made El Paso interesting to be at, put yourself in the 1800's no freeways, horse life, cowboy life in the wild west. Just walking around this cemetery with respect will make your body feel the history.

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Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

I’d been hoping there was Day of the Dead events happening on my day layover, that wasn’t to be, but the pictures of it piqued my interest in this cemetery. Turns out it was better in the pictures, but any experience anywhere once is ok. :) I found a section of Mormons who’d died around the same time and young, they were victims of an epidemic after having been forced to retreat from attempts to colonize Mexico. Cemeteries are quaint. That anyone would want to keep memory / history of others seems an outdated concept to a new prevalent breed of American, the corporate puff. Every Day We Enter More Communism Together.

Thank orcus556
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Much more interesting if you take a tour! Separate areas for various religions and ethnicities; you'll also see tiny babies' graves, perhaps victims of common diseases, the nearly famous with their stories, and the boot hill of sad, poor, and unknown. If you don't appreciate this type of history, it will bore you to death.

Thank VictoriaFlapjack
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

This is an historic cemetery with quite a few burials of legendary Western characters such as John Wesley Harden. It's an interesting place to visit and one way to learn the history of the local area.

Thank Sue M L T
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