Where in the World is Gary? #290

This new series is a throwback to the game, “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?” I will give a brief description of a place, including its latitude and longitude and several “interesting” facts about the location. I will also try to include a picture or two from my visit to the place. You, the reader, can then hazard a guess to answer the question posed in the game.

I will reveal the correct location on the following day. Hopefully, this type of post will encourage interaction and perhaps stimulate comments. Good Luck!

The answer to yesterday’s place (#289) is St Paul, Minnesota, USA 

Where in the World is Gary?  #290

Latitude — 29° 25′ North

Longitude — 98° 30′ West

The 1968 World’s Fair took place here. The El Camino Real ran through it. The inscription of an important building here says, “Be silent, friend. Here heroes died to blaze a trail for other men.”

Building with Inscription

Building with Inscription

1836 was a particularly important date in the history of this place. A famous frontiersman met his end here. A mission whose name means “cottonwood” is now a shrine. The Riverwalk is a popular spot for both locals and tourists.





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