In the late 1880’s the population of El Paso was about 800 brave souls. With the arrival of the railroad in 1881 that all changed. The population boomed and businesses sprouted up and flourished. Following is a sampling of photos of some early El Paso businesses from our archives.
Month: November 2015
Oct. 26: 4th Quarterly Meeting recap
October 26 Sunday at 5:00 pm: 4 th Quarterly meeting of the El Paso County Historical Society Keynote Speaker – Jason Bruemmer speaking on “How the Horses Shaped Civilization” At the Sunland Park Race Track (during Tom Lea Month) – in the Riley Room Admission is $20.00 dollars per person including dinner – Call 573-0048 […]
Hall of Honor Annual Banquet
November 2, Sunday at 6:00 pm: El Paso County Historical Society Hall of Honor annual Banquet At the El Paso Club downtown – Dinner will be served at 7:00 pm
Featured Gallery: El Paso Schools
This gallery contains images of early El Paso Schools.
Featured Gallery: Sun Carnival
The Sun Carnival is an annual event, here are some early images of Sun Carnival parades and the first program cover.
The following images were taken during the Mexican Revolution.
El Paso Landmarks
The following images show various landmarks in Downtown El Paso. Some have been torn down.
October Quarterly Meeting
New officers were elected for the coming year during our meeting at the Burges House, then at 5 p.m. at Sunland Park Race Track. Jason Bruemmer spoke on “The History of the Horse in the Light of ‘The Hands of Cantu’.”
August Quarterly Meeting
Gary Williams, Senior Program Officer of the El Paso Community Foundation, spoke about the many historical projects he has worked on, such as the restoration of the rare “Lady Justice” zinc statue which was once on the red brick Victorian El Paso County Courthouse, which was demolished in 1917. Gary brought back the history of […]
A few weeks ago, a gentleman came to the Historical Society to conduct research on his grandfather, father, and uncle. He had been researching his family for years and plans to write a book about them. On Friday, another gentleman came to the Society seeking photos for a book he is writing on the history […]