Texas’s Eiffel Tower is a landmark in the city of Paris, Texas. The tower was constructed in 1993. It is a model of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
This replica was built in 1993, the same year as another one in the United States, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Tennessee. Original plans made the construction five feet taller than the one in Tennessee and a cowboy hat added to the top, in a competitive spirit, made the total height 65 feet.
It was built by members of the local welders’ union and is less than one tenth the height of the 1,063-foot original. A shiny red cowboy hat was added to the top of the spindle in 1998. The tower has 27 thirty-watt LED lights which are programmed by color according to season (red and green at Christmas), and used by announcements by expectant couples revealing the sex of their babies, pink (for girls) or blue (for boys).
CHISUM GRAVE John S. Chisum [1824-1884] was a Texas and New Mexico cattle baron. He was born in Paris, Texas and was known for his participation in the Lincoln County War in New Mexico and his friendship with Billy the Kid. A noted Texas historical figure, he is often confused with the famous Texas cattleman Jesse Chisholm, namesake of the Chisholm Trail. Before his death in Arkansas, John Chisum requested to be buried back in Paris and this small memorial park southwest of downtown is the site of the family cemetery. A nice grave memorial rests here with simple landscaping, a curved drive, and a Texas Historical Marker. An interesting stop for Texas History buffs.