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Friendship Park At US-Mexico Border Marks 50 Years Since Opening

Friendship Park At US-Mexico Border Marks 50 Years Since Opening

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Friendship Park turned 50 years old, but the park where people on opposite sides of the U.S.-Mexico border fence can meet in person will have to celebrate its anniversary without being fully open. The park, located inside Border Field State Park, would be largely unrecognizable to those who attended its opening 50 years ago, but despite being separated by a wall, it’s become a symbol of hope for two communities united by a vision. On Aug. 18, 1971, First Lady Pat Nixon ordered a stretch of barbed wire fence be cut out so she could cross into Mexico to […]

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