PRESIDIO, Texas--On April 2, 1839, a caravan of Mexican traders led by Missouri merchant Henry Connelly left Chihuahua City in search of a more direct trade route to the north... More >>>
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John Davenport/San Antonio Express-News
A road runs through it: Big rigs may soon disturb the peace in sleepy Marfa, above, once Mexico completes a highway linking West Texas to western Mexico. Below, pavement for the new highway breaks on either side of the Rio Conchos in the Chihuahuan Desert.