MOUNT FRANKLIN. Mount Franklin is in the Franklin Mountains State Park in northwestern El Paso County (at 31°50' N, 106°30' W). The summit, at an elevation of 7,100 feet above sea level, rises 2,560 feet above the McKelligon Canyon City Park Area road, a mile east. Local soils are shallow and stony and support scrub brush and grasses. During the late teens and early 1920s the Ku Klux Klan burned crosses on Mount Franklin and in city parks. In 1972 the El Paso City Council erected a flagpole at Scenic Point to honor the El Pasoans who died in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
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