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El Paso, Texas, USA

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Where is El Paso, Texas, USA? 

El Paso is the county seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States, and lies in far West Texas.

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.Wikipedia


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El Paso, Texas, USA - The Golden State Limited and Union Station, El Paso, Texas
El Paso, Texas, USA

The Golden State Limited and Union Station, El Paso, Texas
El Paso, Texas, USA - Texas St., El Paso, Texas, looking West. The heart of business section: Two Republics Life Building and City National Bank on left.
El Paso, Texas, USA

Texas St., El Paso, Texas, looking West. The heart of business section: Two Republics Life Building and City National Bank on left.
El Paso, Texas, USA - View of Downtown El Paso
El Paso, Texas, USA

View of Downtown El Paso

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News  1881 - April 14 - The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight erupts in El Paso, Texas.

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April 14, 1881
News  1895 - Flood
At 8 o'clock yesterday afternoon, dark, angry looking clouds from the east swept over the city and...Read MORE...

News  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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August 19, 1895
1916
El Paso, a city and port of entry, capital of El Paso co., Tex., is on the Rio Grande, 712 miles...Read MORE...

News  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...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.

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1952 - December 14 - KROD (now KDBC) TV channel 4 in El Paso, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting

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News  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

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Crocker
flag  Ralph Grant CROCKER (, Rockland, Massachusetts, USA - 18 July 1986, El Paso, Texas, USA)

Holt
flag  Ever Mae HOLT (19 May 1892, Canaan, Maine, USA - 3 October 1982, El Paso, Texas, USA) gravestone

Nelson
flag  Frank Holt NELSON (14 November 1930, Portland, Maine, USA (Deering) - 16 October 1999, El Paso, Texas, USA) gravestone
 

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