Author: EPCHS

Community Meeting: I-10 Trench Project

The Sunset Heights Neighborhood Improvement Association and and the El Paso County Historical Society are organizing a community meeting from 5:30-7:00 at Trinity-First United Methodist Church at 801 N. Mesa to discuss proposed efforts to widen I-10 through downtown. We hope to see you there and to get your support as we enter a new […]

For Email Inquiries

October 24, 2019 Our traditional email system is currently down. If you email the El Paso County Historical Society at or, we may not receive your message. Until further notice, please contact us at for email inquiries. You may also call us at (915) 533-3603 or visit us from 10am to 2pm […]

Password LXIII, 2019

Password Volume LXIII, Number 1-4 from 2019 Volume LXIII, No. 1, Spring 2019 Remembering “lalo”: Abelardo Delgado, Chicano Activist and Poet by Abbie Weiser The Presidents of UTEP, Part 2: A primer by P.J. Vierra Louise Seymour: El Paso’s Farmer Lady by Joseph Long El Paso’s First Mounted Patrol Officers and First Horse-Drawn Patrol Wagon […]

Password LXII, 2018

Password Volume LXII, Number 1-4 from 2018 Volume LXII, No. 1, Spring 2018 Alamito and Tays Place: El Paso’s First Public Housing Projects by George Torok William Manning’s death and the Birth of the Manning-Stoudenmire Feud b Jaime Portillo Dzongs of the Desert, Part 4 by P.J. Vierra The El Paso Police Department Shoulder Patch […]

El Paso’s African American Women Suffragists

On Dec 12, 1918, the Colored Women’s Progressive Club of El Paso was organized, and it was an auxiliary to the El Paso Equal Franchise League. They campaigned for women’s right to vote and fought for the improvement of their living conditions. The first president was Maud Edith Sampson. Sampson tried registering the club as […]

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