10 Facts About Alpine Texas


Alpine Texas grew very slowly until Sul Ross State Normal College was opened in 1920.

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Alpine Texas is located on US Route 90 about 26 miles east of Marfa and 31 miles west of Marathon.

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The NIRA rodeo hosted in Alpine Texas is a big event for the school and the community.

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Alpine Texas Montessori School is a private, nonsectarian, nonprofit school which serves grades pre-K through sixth.

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Alpine Texas Christian School is a nondenominational Christian school serving grades pre-K through 12.

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Alpine Texas is home to the high school football team the Alpine Texas Fightin Bucks.

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Alpine Texas makes a central base for exploring area attractions: the Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Davis Mountains State Park with its Indian Lodge, the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and Botanical Gardens, and the McDonald Observatory, perched atop Mt Locke at 6,790 feet.

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Arlington Southwest Cemetery, located 4 miles east of Alpine Texas, is a memorial funded by the Big Bend Veterans for Peace.

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Each gravestone serves as a memorial for each individual soldier from Alpine Texas killed during the invasion and occupation of Iraq of the early 21st century.

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In recent years, Alpine Texas has served as an unofficial stop for bicyclists riding across the United States due to its location on the Adventure Cycling Association's Southern Tier Bicycle Route.

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