Curator’s Corner

One of the items accessioned into the archival collections last month was this special El Paso Times newspaper supplement from February 1968 celebrating the International Rodeo & Southwestern Livestock Show.      Its pages are chock-full of articles & advertisements pertaining to the rodeo & all of its accompanying events. One of the main attractions was […]

Curator’s Corner

The El Paso County Historical Society recently acquired a collection of New Mexico high school & university yearbooks. Included in the acquisition were some high school yearbooks of Mesilla resident, Verna Lowry, who was a member of the Las Cruces Union High School Class of 1942. Hidden gems are often to be found amongst archive materials, […]

Password Index

The El Paso County Historical Society has been publishing Password, a quarterly publication, since 1956. Password contains articles about El Paso and the surrounding area. Below is an index to those articles. -A- -B- -C- -D- -E- -F- -G- -H- -I- -J- -K- -L- -M- -N- -O- -P- -Q- -R- -S- -T- -U- -V- -W- […]

El Paso Pioneer: Dr. Edward Alexander

The Pioneer Association of El Paso was formed in 1904 by men who had come to the city before 1900. Among its ranks were builders, merchants, traders, lawyers, farmers, miners and others who came west to make a new life or find their fortune. Some of the records of the Pioneer Association are housed at […]

Only in El Paso: Scenic Drive

Several months ago, local filmmaker Jesus Nunez interviewed the El Paso County Historical Society’s very own Robert Diaz about the wonder and importance of Scenic Drive. Watch here! Only in El Paso: Scenic Drive

Password XLIV, 1999

Password Volume XLIV, Numbers 1-4 from 1999 Volume XLIV, No. 1, Spring 1999 El Paso’s Paramount-Publix Theatre, A Brief Historical Overview by John Martin West The Camino Real at the Pass: The Economy and Political Structure of the Paso Del Norte Area in the Eighteenth Century by Dr. Rick Hendricks And All Through the House by […]


People  A Aaronson, Abe Abales, Laura Lee Abraham, F. Murray Adams, William Aguirre, Arturo Aikman, Duncan Ainsa, Evelyn Alarcon, Francisca (Dona Paca) Alarcon,Lorenzo Amstater,Shirlee Anderson, Clyde Applegate, Howard Armendariz, Albert Armstrong,Reba Arny, William Ashley Family Ashley, George Attaway, Alice Aykal, Gurer Aykal, Gus Azar, Suzie B Baca, Edward Baron, David Barron,William Bassett, C.N. Battle, Joe […]


African Americans 1st Black in Area came with Spaniards. Blacks in Military Service Black Soldiers Return to El Paso Henry Flipper   L.A. Nixon Elementary School McCall Center Juneteeth Agriculture Black’s Nursery Cattle Ranching Dairies El Paso Nurserymen Association Lincon Dairy Livestock Show history Ostrich Farm, 1989 Pear Orchards, 1986 Prickly Pear, 1991 Purebred Guernsey herds brought […]

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