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El Paso history is Six Guns and Shady Ladies, El Paso’ s prominent Old West re-enactor group. They met at San Antonio Street and El Paso Street on April 14, 2016, and portrayed the famous “Four Dead in Five Seconds” gunfight. It also made Marshall Dallas Stoudenmire famous on that date, April 14th, on that same corner, in 1881. See this history, including the gunfight that happened with former Marshal Bill Johnson when Dallas Stoudenmire arrived to take Johnson’s keys and badge.
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This 3:48 news report is about the new exhibit for the Woman’s Club of El Paso as it opened on May 7th to a large crowd at the El Paso Museum of History downtown. The Woman’s Club of El Paso is now honored as the 7th Circle of Giants in El Paso history. This is the first time the Museum has used a full gallery for this exhibit. There are many pictures and a timeline wall, plus a 13-minute video that explains the Club’s origin, mission, and history.
The exhibit is free and open Museum hours through April, 2017. Call 915-212-0320 for visitor information.
The Texas Trost Society held a sold-out fundraiser walking tour of Henry Trost buildings in downtown El Paso, Texas on March 26, 2016. For the evening, Dr. Max Grossman, architectural historian, became Henry C. Trost, famous El Paso architect, and personally led the discussion and tour, primarily of Bassett Tower. It is a 1930 masterpiece of Trost’s work, and guests climbed 8 floors to see some of the building’s interior prior to renovation. The group of 75 people continued on to walk past several more of Trost’s 27 remaining original buildings that help make up one of the world’s most important collection of historic architecture, which is in El Paso, Texas. runs
Here is the 9 minute film THE FIRST CAMINO REAL IN AMERICA from August, 2015
Produced by Jackson Polk