Chihuahuita SiteChinese SettlementOld Locomotive SiteO. T. Bassett TowerFirst National Bank BuildingPonce de Leon Hacienda and Acequia Mills Building SitePlaza TheatreS. H. Kress Building
Bataan Memorial TrainwayEarly Water Works SiteFusselman Canyon Transmountain Road SiteW.W. Turney House (International Museum of Art)Frontera Settlement siteOld Socorro MissionCasa RonquilloAbdou BuildingHenry Trost SiteDave's Pawn Shop SiteRoberts- Banner BuildingLt. Henry O. Flipper SiteSouthwestern International Livestock Show and RodeoAnson Mills SitePlaza Hotel SiteCortez Building
United States Federal CourthouseLa PatriaTeresa Urrea homeEmporium BarCaples BuildingEl Paso Laundry and Cleaners Company
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Survey of thirty-three historic sites in the El Paso area, with research materials, interviews, and summary materials.
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    Guide for users doing research on border history in the El Paso/Las Cruces/Chihuahua, MX area.
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    Selected videos and full index of EPCC-TV series which highlighted local individuals and institutions involved in historical and cultural projects in the greater El Paso area.
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    Survey of thirty-three historic sites in the El Paso area, with research materials, interviews, and summary materials.
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    Notable El Pasoans (or those with ties to the region) speak to EPCC interviewers on their life and work in El Paso, Texas

About the Historical Markers Project

Historical Markers Project -- 2002-2004

El Paso Community College / National Endowment for the Humanities

The El Paso Community College Historical Markers Project was conducted under the direction of Dr. George D. Torok, History Professor at the Valle Verde Campus, from 2002 to 2004 in cooperation with the EPCC Honors Program, the El Paso Community Foundation, and the El Paso County Historical Commission. Funding for the project came from a National Endowment for the Humanities grant and various college resources.

Twenty-five EPCC students surveyed thirty-three historic sites in the El Paso area, compiled research materials, prepared research packets, conducted interviews, documented, and prepared summary materials. Applications were forwarded to the El Paso Community Foundation, El Paso County Historical Commission, and the Texas Historical Commission

Ten sites under study are being developed as a Mexican Revolution Trail through the El Paso area. EPCC students worked with researchers David Romo, Fred Morales, the office of Senator Eliot Shapleigh, and the El Paso Community Foundation.

Some sites were featured on Dr. Torok’s television series Along the Rio Grande, broadcast in El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Research materials for this project are being archived at the EPCC Northwest Campus Library under the direction of Ms. Monica Wong, in conjunction with the ongoing Borderlands project.

The previous website of research materials, illustrations, summaries, internet links, Along the Rio Grande productions, and marker texts was envisioned and developed by EPCC student Christos Panagiotopoulos.  It has been modified in appearance but not content by Rachel Murphree, 2012.


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