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History of El Paso, Texas, USA

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  • 1854 - El Paso Del Norte / El Paso
    El Paso, an unorganized county forming the W. extremity of Texas. It is not mentioned in the census of 1850.

    El Paso, or El Passo, a post-office...Read MORE...


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

    historyorb.com
    April 14, 1881

  • 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.

    historyorb.com
    August 19, 1895

  • News 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...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - El Paso
    El Paso, a city, capital of El Paso co, Tex., is on the Rio Grande, 196 miles by rail N.W. of Marfa. It has 7 Churches, 4 banks, 5 newspaper offices, ...Read MORE...


  • El Paso, Texas, USA
    The Golden State Limited and Union Station, El Paso, Texas
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  • 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.
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  • 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 the jail explosion here last night, several more...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    El Paso, a city and port of entry, capital of El Paso co., Tex., is on the Rio Grande, 712 miles WNW. of Austin, on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa...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.

    The Weather Channel

  • El Paso, Texas, USA
    View of Downtown El Paso
    Postcard
  • 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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The Golden State Limited and Union Station, El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas, USA
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Texas St., El Paso, Texas, looking West. The heart of business section: Two Republics Life Building and City National Bank on left.
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El Paso, Texas, USA
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View of Downtown El Paso
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  • 1854 - El Paso Del Norte / El Paso
    El Paso, an unorganized county forming the W. extremity of Texas. It is not mentioned in the census of 1850.

    El Paso, or El Passo, a post-office... Read MORE...

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

    historyorb.com
    April 14, 1881
  • 1895 - El Paso
    El Paso, a city, capital of El Paso co, Tex., is on the Rio Grande, 196 miles by rail N.W. of Marfa. It has 7 Churches, 4 banks, 5 newspaper offices, ... Read MORE...

  • News  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... 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.

    historyorb.com
    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 WNW. of Austin, on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa... 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 the jail explosion here last night, several more... 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.

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

    historyorb.com
  • 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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