Anne Holder, a UTEP-trained sociologist, educator, and early activist in the El Paso Woman Political Caucus, was named Feminist of the Year in 1976 at their Women’s Equality Day (WED) fundraising banquet. Her obituary in the El Paso Times in February of 2017 described her “as a woman of passion and burning rhetoric.”A key player […]
When Nazi Wives Came to El Paso by Jonna Perrillo Boarding a Pullman train car in 1947 that would take her and her children from New York City to El Paso, Texas, Ursula Haukohl noticed that her last name was misspelled on her ticket. Yet when she mentioned this to one of the railway workers […]
Jaxon’s, Ashley’s Gardens, and Bill Parks BBQ are all lost, but not forgotten, restaurants of El Paso. Learn the history of these restaurants, complete with pictures and menus, in the El Paso County Historical Society’s new book, “Lost Restaurants of El Paso.” From El Paso’s earliest days, the mix of travelers who have moved through […]
In August 1970, Bessie Simpson, the Women’s Page editor at the El Paso Herald-Post, authored an article subtitled “To Lib or Not to Lib” in which she interviewed El Paso women, young and old. Of the twelve El Paso women quoted, the majority endorsed very traditional female roles. According to her findings, most of these […]
The El Paso League of Women Voters was organized in 1919, previously it was the El Paso Equal Franchise League which was organized in 1915, and was the first women’s suffrage organization in El Paso. The League faded away in the 1940s.
A winter storm passed through the El Paso area on Valentine’s Day. Get the latest weather updates here and find tips on how to stay safe here. Here’s a look at what the Burges House looked like following the snowfall.
African American Suffragists in El Paso By Janine Young The women’s suffrage campaign in the United States was a remarkable political and social movement that spanned seven decades of American history. A little known aspect of this history is the story of African American suffragists in El Paso. The city had a small yet intensely […]
Christmas Dinner Menu From 1918 A page from a Loose-leaf notebook with handwritten notes on nutrition, foods, and recipes that belonged to Helen O’Shea Keleher Consommé Bread Sticks Olives Salted Peanuts Roasted Goose Potatoes and stuffing Cream of Lima Bean […]
El Paso—November 17, 2020—Four outstanding individuals have been selected for the El Paso County Historical Society’s 60th Annual Hall of Honor. This year’s honorees are Rick Francis, Maude Craig Sampson Williams, William J. Hooten, and Janice Woods Windle.
The El Paso County Historical Society would like to express our condolences to the family, friends, and many fans of Leon Claire Metz who passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020. Leon was a past-president of the Society and well-loved and respected, not only by the Society but in the community that he chose to make […]