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Julia Brown Hall of Radford School in 1991.

Lucinda de Leftwich Templin

From “Radford School: The First 75 Years of Excellence” by Laura Cramer, The Password On January 15, 1910, a group of El Paso businessmen met at the Chamber of Commerce. Their purpose in the meeting: to discuss the possibility of establishing a private boarding school for girls. Other meetings followed in rapid succession. And by […]

A Thanksgiving Menu

From  a Loose-leaf notebook with handwritten notes on nutrition, foods, and recipes  that belonged to Helen O’Shea Keleher.1918-1920 Oyster Soup   Celery Roast turkey  Mashed potatoes Crisp chicken Salted almond Cranberry jelly  Onions with cream Chicken Pie Fruit Pudding Cream Sauce Mince and Apple pie Ice Cream Fruit, Nuts, Resins, Bon Bon, Fancy Cake Café Noir […]

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Grace Logan: An El Paso Suffragist. by Joseph Longo

Grace Virginia Logan was the first corresponding secretary of the El Paso’s first suffrage league, the El Paso Equal Franchise League. Logan was a leader in the League’s War relief work during WWI and led a campaign to provide magazines and other published materials to soldiers. She represented the El Paso Equal Franchise League at […]

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, […]

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We are Digitally Open!

Dear El Paso County Historical Society Members and Supporters: We are pleased to announce that we are digitally open! We welcome your research requests and questions via email and through Facebook.We will also be checking telephone messages regularly. Please be patient as we work in different ways to fulfill your requests. In addition, we remain active […]

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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