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 […]


Mabel and the Merrymakers.

Mabel Moody was born in Big Spring, Texas; she was the daughter of William Edward Moody and Clara Cochran. Moody married Marion Shirvalle in 1925 in El Paso. According to the 1920 U.S. Census, she was living on Olive street in E Paso. Marion ran the Retail Dairy Place and she her last residence was […]

Curator Corner: Bits of History

El Paso County Commissioner Louis J. Ivey Make Surprising Discovery, 1935 In 1935, County Commissioner and pioneer lover valley cotton farmer discovered was named by “The Valley of The Pyramids”, 12 miles north of Fabens. It was described as ” a canyon filled with myriad colored clays shales and volcanic ash”. The El Paso Herald-Post wrote that […]

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