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Presidio, Texas

Presidio is a city in Presidio County, Texas, United States. It stands on the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte), on the opposite side of the U.S.-Mexico border from Ojinaga, Chihuahua. The population was 4,167 at the 2000 census, and had increased to 5,106 as of the 2010 US census. Presidio is on the Farm to Market Road 170, and U.S. Route 67, south of Shafter Presidio County. Presidio is about 250 miles to the southeast of El Paso, 240 miles to the southeast of Odessa, and 145 miles to the northeast of Chihuahua, Mexico....

Presidio of Monterey, California

The Presidio of Monterey, located in Monterey, California, is an active US Army installation with historic ties to the Spanish colonial era. Currently it is the home of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLI-FLC). Also this is the last and only Presidio in California to have an active military installation. History Spanish fort In 1768, Visitador General José de Gálvez the Viceroyalty of New Spain received the following orders: "Occupy and fortify San Diego and Monterey for God and the King of Spain....

Presidio Modelo

The Presidio Modelo was a "model prison" of Panopticon design, built on Isla de Pinos (now the Isla de la Juventud) in Cuba. It is located in the suburban quarter of Chacón, Nueva Gerona. Overview The prison was built under President-turned-dictator Gerardo Machado between 1926–1928. The five circular blocks, with cells constructed in tiers around central observation posts, were built with the capacity to house up to 2,500 prisoners in humane conditions....

Presidio–Ojinaga International Bridge

The Presidio–Ojinaga International Bridge is an international bridge that crosses the Rio Grande (Río Bravo) between the cities of Presidio, Texas, and Ojinaga, Chihuahua, on the United States-Mexico border. The bridge is also known as "Presidio Bridge" and "Puente Ojinaga". The Presidio–Ojinaga International Bridge is currently privately owned, and a toll fee is charged. The bridge was completed and opened in 1985 and is two lanes wide and long....

Presidio Santa Cruz de Terrenate

The Presidio Santa Cruz de Terrenate, or Fort Terrenate, among several other names, is a former Spanish military presidio, or fortress, located roughly west of the town of Tombstone, Arizona in the United States of America. History The Presidio Santa Cruz de Terrenate was established on a bluff overlooking the San Pedro River by an Irish-born Spanish Army Colonel, Hugo Oconór (Hugh O'Conor), in 1775, for the King of Spain Charles III....

Presidio–Ojinaga International Rail Bridge

The Presidio–Ojinaga International Rail Bridge (also known as the Presidio Rail Bridge or the Puente Ferro Carril Ojinaga) is an international bridge that crosses the Rio Grande (Río Bravo) between the cities of Presidio, Texas, and Ojinaga, Chihuahua, on the United States-Mexico border. The Presidio–Ojinaga International Rail Bridge is currently closed. It was damaged by fire on 29 February 2008, but there are plans to repair it. It is owned by the Mexican government and the state of Texas Department of Transportation....

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