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EL CAPITAN

EL CAPITAN. El Capitan, the southernmost promontory of the Guadalupe Mountains in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, is three miles southwest of Pine Springs in northwestern Culberson County (at 31°53' N, 104°51' W). With an elevation of 8,085 feet above sea level, its rises 2,400 feet above Pine Springs. Its name, Spanish for "captain," signifies its commanding position.

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Handbook of Texas Online, "El Capitan," accessed September 30, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rje07.

Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.