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Guadalupe Peak Marker 1

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

In 1958, American Airlines erected this steel pyramid on the summit of Guadalupe Peak, Texas' highest point at 8,751 feet, to honor the Butterfield Overland Mail trail, a route used in stagecoach travel 100 years ago. This old road passed to the south of Guadalupe Peak and El Capitan. The steel pyramid has three sides - one with the American Airlines logo, one with the Boy Scouts logo, and one paying tribute to the Pony Express Riders of the Butterfield Stage by the U.S. Postal Service. Photo © copyright by Rob Greebon.