LAJITAS MESA. Lajitas Mesa is a mile north of Lajitas and just east of the Presidio county line in southwestern Brewster County (at 29°18' N, 103°47' W). The mesa, at an elevation of 3,672 feet above sea level, rises some 1,330 feet above the town. Lajitas Mesa is 1½ miles long and a half mile across at its widest point. On its flanks are exposed dark lava flows and white ash deposits. Soils on the mesa are shallow and stony and support Mexican buckeye, walnut, persimmon, desert willow, scrub brush, and grasses.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "Lajitas Mesa," accessed May 05, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rjl33.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history every day,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles