With the heights of Guadalupe Peak beckoning in the distance, soldiers pause to quench their thirst at a water hole on the Chihuahuan desert in far west Texas. The extremes of the Trans Pecos -from sun-scorched flatlands to alpine verdure in the mountains-surprised travelers in the region and captivated artist-soldier Capt. Arthur T. Lee, who sketched this scene in the early 1850s. "Guadalupe Peak," courtesy of the Rochester Historical Society.
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