Border Town: ND Students Learn About Immigration Through Community
There’s a peculiar tract of land east of downtown El Paso, Texas, set aside as a national memorial to diplomacy. It marks the end of the Chamizal boundary dispute, in which the United States and Mexico settled a near century-long disagreement over about 600 acres of land. The acreage effectively shifted from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande to the American side after a flood altered the river’s course in 1864. The dispute was finally resolved in 1963, when both sides agreed to terms that carved up the land and constructed a permanent channel through which the Rio Grande would flow. Read more.