El Paso History Notes -
Simeon Hart marries
Jesusita Siquieros and
establishes Hart's Mill.
establishes his ranch,
later known as Concordia.
6th - 1659 - Fray García de San Francisco
begins construction of his church,
named for the Virgin of Guadalupe.
El Paso Del Norte, Chihuahua (Juárez)
dates its beginnings from this time.
7th - 1870 - Judge Gaylord Clark is
killed by Ben Williams. The incident begins
in Ben Dowell's billiard hall.
8th - 1860 -Fort Bliss reassigned from
Dept. of New Mexico to Dept. of Texas
12th - 1861 - Gen. H. Sibley arrives
from San Antonio with force to invade
14th - 1883 - The El Paso County
seat officially moves from
Ysleta to El Paso.
15th - 1880 - The Southern Pacific
Railroad establishes Deming, N.M.
16th - 1851 - Henry Skillman begins
passenger service on his mail line.
23rd - 1880 - The city is reported to be
full of vagabonds, gamblers, burglars,
thieves and murderers. Ft. Bliss is
moved to Hart's Mill.
25th - 1846 - Co. Alexander Doniphan
and his 800 Missouri volunteers
fight the battle of Brazito, near
Vado, New Mexico.
26th - 1964 - SUN BOWL - Georgia
defeats Texas Tech 7 - 0 in the first
nationally televised Sun Bowl (NBC)
27th - 1846 - Col. Doniphan and his men
enter El Paso, Chihuahua after
Mexican forces withdraw.
29th - 1845 -Texas admitted to the Union.