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Railroad Depot - 1884

In the background the Pierson Hotel located at Kansas and St. Louis (Mills) Streets. The building at the far right is the public school sometimes referred to as The Central School at the NE corner of Myrtle and N. Campbell.
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Looking west - 1929

El Paso 1929-Eastside (now considered central El Paso) looking West towards Mt Franklin. Masonic Hospital which was in Five Points area shows up far left; center left old Austin Junior School which now is Houston School.
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911 Memorial - 2014

El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen, Assistant Fire Chief Mario D'Agostino and El Paso Sheriff Department Chief Deputy Sylvia Aguilar (former EPPD Deputy Chief) participate in the "Presentation of the Memorial Wreath," during the Remembering 9-11…
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Bruce Goff

Bruce Goff's passing was a surprise to me. It has been many years since I last saw Bruce. He was an outstanding individual. I first got acquainted with Bruce at the Academy, when he started as Firearms Instructor, Armorer, and Harold "Chester" Vaughan's Segundo. I have no idea how many recruits he taught to shoot, nor how many Officers he helped with his patience and knowledge. He did every thing with confidence, experience and calm behavior.

May he rest in peace. Ralph Coulter 

Posted by Ralph L. Coulter on July 3, 2014 at 8:29am

Essence of this Website

It is not the critic who counts. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, who face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again. [H]e who...spends himself in a worthy cause...knows his place shall never be with those timid and cold souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.

-Theodore Roosevelt-

Posted by Harry Kirk on February 23, 2014 at 10:30am

Ft Bliss History - 1970

http://texasarchive.org/library/index.php/2013_02811

This episode of “The Big Picture”, a documentary television program produced by the U.S. Army, profiles Fort Bliss army post in El Paso. Beginning with a history of the post from the frontier days through World War II, this program primarily documents Fort Bliss’ role as an Air Defense Artillery Center, focusing on the training and operations of missile air defense…

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Posted by Harry Kirk on September 4, 2013 at 4:00pm

History of Texas Western College (1966)

http://www.texasarchive.org/library/index.php/Texas_Western_College_(1966)

This promotional film for the University of Texas at El Paso, then called Texas Western College, presents the founding, achievements, and academic and athletic offerings of the first 45 years of the institution's history.

 

Posted by Harry Kirk on August 10, 2013 at 10:00am

Sun Carnival - 1969

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http://www.texasarchive.org/library/index.php/1969_Sun_Carnival

Since 1936, New Years in El Paso has been rung in by the Sun Carnival Parade and Sun Bowl football game. While the main focus is on the parade and Sunbowl football game, the Sun Carnival encompasses a host of civic and sporting events that includes pageants and balls, and tennis and basketball tournaments. This…

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Posted by Harry Kirk on April 2, 2013 at 8:30pm

Video of parts of El Paso - 1939

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Beginning at a seemingly sparse airfield in El Paso, this footage from the Ernest M. Hunt Family Film Collection, provides a glimpse into a trip by the family…

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Posted by Harry Kirk on April 2, 2013 at 8:30pm

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