Password LXIV, 2020

Password Volume LXIV, Number 1-4 from 2020

Volume LXIV, No. 1, Spring 2020

Ralph Peer’s “El Paso Session” of 1929: The Cowgirl and Cowboy Auditions and the Recordings for Victor Records by Bob Chessey
“Message in a Bottle: A Note about “Hard Times” in El Paso in 1894 by Mark Cioc-Ortega

Volume LXIV No. 2, Summer 2020

Introduction by Susan Stanfield
“Not Organizing For the Fun of It” The Women’s Suffrage Movement in Texas by Melissa Prycer
The El Paso Equal Franchise League, 1915-1920 by Joseph Longo
“Alive to the Privilege of the Franchise”: African
American Suffragists in El Paso, 1915-1920 by Janine Young
Bell Crichett: An El Paso Suffragist by Abbie Weiser
Mildred Baker: An El Paso Suffragist by Joseph Longo
Book Review: Black Women in Texas History by Kathryn Guerra

Volume LXIV No. 3, Fall 2020

A Texas Limestone Quarry Turns into the El Paso Police Academy by Harry Kirk
The Legend of Al Capone’s Visit to Ciudad Juarez by Bob Chessey
The 1860 Census and El Paso County by Mark Cioc-Ortega and Joel Guzman
“Jim Crow in Texas”: Excerpts from William Pickens’ 1923 Travelogue
Recent Books on the History of El Paso

Volume LXIV No. 4, Winter 2020

The Hall of Honor Issue by Brad Cartwright
President’s Message by Melissa Hutson
2020 Hall of Honor
Past Honorees
Eventful Evenings: A Glimpse at the First Decade of Hall of Honor Banquets by Dr. Sue Stanfield
Honoree Highlight: José Cisneros by J. Carl Hertzog
Honoree Highlight: Felix Martinez  by Deane Miller
Honoree Highlight: Maud Durlin Sullivan by Betty Mary Goetting
Hall of Honor Address: Pasan Por Aqui, 1961 by Joseph Leach
El Paso Strong Archival Initiative
Lost Restaurants of El Paso


Since 1954 the El Paso County Historical Society has been a driving force in the historic scene of El Paso. EPCHS strives to foster research into the history of the El Paso area; acquire and make available to the public historic materials; publish and encourage historical writing pertaining to the area; and to develop public consciousness of our rich heritage.