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 […]
Updated: Dec. 19, 2022 Helen O’Shea Keleher recipes This is a page from a loose-leaf notebook with handwritten notes on nutrition, foods and recipes that belonged to Helen O’Shea Keleher. Dinner menu Consommé/Bread Sticks Olives/Salted Peanuts Roasted Goose/Potatoes and stuffing Cream of Lima Bean/Peas Chicken croquette/Dressed lettuce Cheese straws/English Plum Pudding Sauce/Assorted Cookies Bon Bon/Café Noir Roasted Goose […]
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 […]
Louise Dietrich (1878-1962) was a pioneer in the nursing profession in Texas and a leader of the women’s suffrage movement in El Paso. She was a charter member of the El Paso Equal Franchise League (EPEFL) and served in several key leadership roles. Dietrich was a professional nurse, who was the founder of the Texas […]
Brides of the Burges House (excerpt from the Brides of the Burges House by former EPCHS President, Carolyn Beck.) The Burges House, home of four generations of the Burges family, has been the setting for more than twenty weddings and receptions for family and friends during the years of 1923 through 1977. The first bride […]