El Paso stands on the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte), across the border from Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
In 1659, Fray Garcia de San Francisco, established Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission of El Paso del Norte. Around this mission, the village of El Paso del Norte grew into what is now the El Paso–Juárez region.
1881 - April 14 - The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight erupts in El Paso, Texas.
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1895 - Flood At 8 o'clock yesterday afternoon, dark, angry looking clouds from the east swept over the city and dropped a heavy shower of rain, and on Franklin mountain there was a regular cloud burst. The water rushed down from the mountains in little rivers, overflowing the ditch north of the Southern Pacific ...Read MORE...
1895 - August 19 - American frontier murderer and outlaw, John Wesley Hardin, is killed by an off-duty policeman in a saloon in El Paso, Texas.
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1916 - GASOLINE EXPLOSION IN EL PASO JAIL IS CAUSE OF 18 DEATHS. SEVERAL MORE TO DIE AS RESULT OF INJURIES. LIGHTED MATCH TO VAPORS IS THE CAUSE. (By Associated Press) El Paso, Texas, March 7. - Although the death list remains at eighteen in the jail explosion here last night, several more prisoners are expected to die. The explosion occurred in the disinfecting room where there were fifty prisoners. A lighted match ignited vapors arising fr...Read MORE...
1920 - March 22-23 - A spectacular display of the Northern Lights was visible as far south as Bradenton FL, El Paso TX, and Fresno CA.
1979 - July 10 - The temperature at El Paso, TX, hit 112 degrees, an all-time record for that location. The next day was 110 degrees.
The Weather Channel July 10, 1979 Added: 6/3/2014 8:28:41 AM - 1 Updated: 6/23/2014 7:54:53 AM - 1
Ancestors Who Were Born Here
Ancestors Who Died Here
Ever Mae Holt
(19 May 1892, Canaan, Somerset, Maine, USA - 3 October 1982, El Paso, El Paso, Texas, USA)
Frank Holt Nelson
(14 November 1930, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - 16 October 1999, El Paso, El Paso, Texas, USA)
Ancestors Who Were Married Here
Cemeteries in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, USA
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