El Paso Journals

El Paso and the Ghost town of Smelter Town

A February 1988 trip to El Paso by Appalachain

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El Paso and the Ghost town of Smelter Town

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We had plenty to do while visiting El Paso, Texas. We parked our car on the United States side of the border and walked over to Juarez, Mexico and explored the marketplace where the Mexican's sold everything from jewlery, pottery, handmade Mexican crafts, etc. We shopped most of the day. The cost on most items were cheap - under half of which you would pay in the united States. We also visted a ghost town, the old Smelter Town, on the west side of the city hwy 10 and hwy 80. The only thing left to the old town is the cemetery. The Rio Grande divides El Paso and Juarez, Mexico.Quick Tips: El Paso is full of motels and restaurants and the finest Mexican foods you will ever find. The military b...Read More
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El Paso has plenty of motels and hotels. Price''s vary from which part of the city your staying in. We stayed at one place for only $25.00 per night and it was clean and comfortable. Location of the motel was just off the exit ramp from hwy 10 on Rediman Road.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 17, 2001

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El Paso, Texas 79925
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Local Diners Photo, El Paso, Texas
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A whole bunch of Mexican food diners. Ahhh, hot food! Best tasting tacos I have ever tasted was at a small outside cafe in down town El Paso. Stop in at the Ranch on Montana Ave great B-B-Q Ribs Texas style.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 16, 2001

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El Paso, Texas

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I stood on the United States side and watched the Mexican people take their baths/swim wash their clothes, throw trash in the Rio Grande and still drink the watet.