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Exhibit: Preserving Local History: El Paso County Historical Society 1953-1986.

Preserving Local History: El Paso County Historical Society 1953-1986. Since 1954 the El Paso County Historical Society has been the driving force of the historic scene of El Paso. EPCHS strives to foster research into the history of the El Paso area; share that history with the public; publish and encourage historical writing pertaining to […]

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From the Archives: Anita Lee Blair

Anita Lee Blair(1916-2011) was the woman to represent El Paso in the Texas State Legislature from 1953-1955.  She also was the first blind woman to hold any elected office in The United States. Blair was also a national freelance safety lecturer, who traveled all around the county with a seeing-eye dog, a German Shepherd named […]

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From the Archives: Scrapbooks

Since the founding of the El Paso County Historical Society, our collections have expanded giving the Society a wide variety of subjects for study. The Archives of the El Paso County Historical is composed of documents, photographs, three-dimensional items, maps, scrapbooks, Oral histories, Books, and annuals.  A sampling of these collections are detailed below.    […]

Alice Merchant

Alice Merchant: An El Paso Suffragist by Joseph Longo

Another founding mother of the El Paso Equal Franchise League was Dr. Alice Merchant, who was the first woman doctor in El Paso. She came to El Paso in 1895. Alice Blackadder was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. She graduated from New York Medical College. Merchant practiced in Ysleta and Dallas before coming to El […]

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