Now located on the
modern 1-10 Hwy. in far West Texas. Sierra Blanca grew at the pivitol juncture
of the nation's second transcontinental rail route in
1881 (the Southern Pacific and
Texas & Pacific).
A popular Historical marker
commemorates this landmark event downtown at the corner
of Sierra Blanca Ave. and U.S. 80. The town's named for
the Sierra Blanca Mountain Range (6,950 ft.) just
Under a neat white stucco
Hudspeth County Courthouse is the Southwest's only in-use
governmental structure of adobe.
It's a popular snapshot subject.
F.M. 1111 north 43 miles to
intersection with primary east-west route of U.S. 62/180.
Generally flat ranching areas edged by mountains on the
stands of giant yuccas growing 15 to 20 feet high. These desert "forests" are most
spectacular in March and April when each stalk is topped
by huge picturesque clusters of white Texas blossoms.