Dalton Pass

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Dalton Pass Marker at Nueva Vizcaya-Nueva Ecija boundary

Dalton Pass is a national shrine that commemorates General Dalton, who died of a sniper's bullet. It joins Nueva Ecija and Nueva Viscaya and is located at about 3,000 feet above sea level, where Caraballo Sur meets the Sierra Madre. Being the only access between Pampanga and Cagayan Valley, the pass became the scene of much bloody fighting during the final stages of World War II and bore witness to the death of almost 17,000 Japanese, American, and Filipino soldiers. Commemorative markers stand by the road’s highest point, which also offers a good view into the headlands. Dalton Pass is likewise the gateway to the Cagayan Valley Region and the Ifugao Rice Terraces.





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