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Another building from the Salt Flat Motel Ruins I photographed while visiting the Guadalupe Peak area in West Texas.

The title of the photo comes from the long line of utility poles leading up to this building from the distance which stop abruptly behind the subject.

A little from the my first post of this place about this area:

The Salt Flat Motel is located in a ghost town on US Hwy. 62/180 approximately 75 miles due east from El Paso in the vicinity of Guadalupe Peak, which is the highest point in Texas. I'm not sure how long the motel and complex of buildings adjacent to it have been abandonded but it appears they have been vacated for a lengthy period of time. This photo was taken about 45 minutes to 1 hour befor sunset, and prior to the two other recent photos of Guadalupe Peak I posted on TE.

Although the skirmish didn't take place in Salt Flat, this area was the cause of the San Elizario Salt War, aka the El Paso Salt War of 1877 which lasted around 7 years. Although there were only 12 estimated casulaties, many factions were involved including Mexico, the Texas Rangers and US Army.

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