From the Editors 29 (2011)Engineer and Editor Juan Hart Moved El Paso Forward 29 (2011)Elizabeth Garrett: Songbird of the Southwest 29 (2011)A Passionate Life: Josephine Clardy Fox 29 (2011)Forgotten No More: Korean War POW Tells Story of Survival 29 (2011)Janice Woods Windle Treasures Family History 29 (2011)Andy and Syd Cohen: The Men Behind the Name 29 (2011)Leona Ford Washington Preserved Black History 29(2011)Ingeborg Heuser Brought Professional Ballet to City 29 (2011)Lee and Beulah Moor Left Legacy of Love 29 (2011)
From the Editors 28 (2010)Chasin’ Away the Blues: Texas Sunday Legislation 28 (2010)Simeon Hart Pioneered Local Industry 28 (2010)Felix Martinez: Southwestern Renaissance Man 28 (2010)Teresa Urrea: La Santa de Cabora Inspired Mexican Revolution 28 (2010)Utopia in Mesilla: The Shalam Colony 28 (2010)Stahmann Farms Produce Pecans on Two Hemispheres 28 (2010)Betty Mary Goetting Brought Birth Control to El Paso 28 (2010)Maud Sullivan Made El Paso Public Library a Cultural Center 28 (2010)Lucy Acosta’s Legacy Continues in LULAC 28 (2010)Belen Robles: Voice for the Latino Community 28 (2010)Toltec Club: Of Ghosts and Guests 28 (2010)
Strong Women Building a Strong City -- From the Editors 27(2008)Notable Women of El Paso 27(2009)The Chew Legacy: The Story of Herlinda Wong Chew 27(2009)Desert Nightingale: Louise Dietrich 27(2009)1909-2009: YWCA Celebrates 100 Years in El Paso 27(2009)Mabel Welch: El Paso’s First Female Architect 27(2009)Myrna Deckert Remains Modest About Achievements 27(2009)Suzie Azar Still Reaches for the Sky 27 (2009)The Moocher: Callie Fairley, First Woman Vice Detective in El Paso 27(2009)Alicia R. Chacón Came to Politics Naturally 27 (2009)Rosa Guerrero: Cultural Dynamo 27 (2009)
From the Past to the Present -- From the Editor 26 (2007/08)Yandell Boulevard Named for Prominent El Paso Physician 26 (2007/08)Japanese Immigrants Came Slowly to Borderland 26 (2007/08)World War II Affected Japanese Immigrants 26 (2007/08)Living, Breathing New Mexico Ghost Town: Hillsboro 26 (2007/08)Canutillo Developed from Land Grant 26 (2007/08)Rómulo Escobar Zerman: Juárez Agronomist and Teacher 26 (2007/08)El Paso Mayor: Tom Lea Jr. 26 (2007/08)Ted Karam: Lebanese Immigrant Lived American Dream 26 (2007/08)Publication Credits 26 (2007/08)
From the Director 25 (2006)First El Paso Protestant Church: St. Clement's 25 (2006)Bowie High School: Always a Bear 25 (2006)Golden Gloves Grew Out of El Paso's Love of Boxing 25 (2006)LULAC Fought Hard to Guarantee Rights 25 (2006)El Paso Women Gained Power in LULAC 25 (2006)McKelligon Canyon: From Cattle to Culture 25 (2006)Tortugas Celebrates Virgen de Guadalupe, San Juan 25 (2006)Bataan Death March and POW Camps 25 (2006)Bataan Survivors Recall Horrors 25 (2006)Anthony Family Had Five Sons in World War II 25 (2006)Sober on the Border 25 (2006)Clyde W. Tombaugh: Farm Boy Reached for the Stars 25 (2006)A Taste of Southwest Wine 25 (2006)
From the Director 24 (2005)From the Editors 24 (2005)Gypsie Davenport and May Palmer Ran Infamous Brothels 24 (2005)Pioneer Attorney William Burges Tackled Unpopular Issues 24 (2005)Richard Fenner Burges: Renaissance Man 24 (2005)Charles Kelly Wielded Power with Political 'Ring' 24 (2005)Tom Charles Wanted World to Know White Sands 24 (2005)Dripping Springs has Rich History 24 (2005)Thomas B. White Directed Innovative La Tuna for 19 Years 24 (2005)Cowboys on the Range --- Missile Range, That Is 24 (2005)Ranchers vs. the Feds: The McNew Saga 24 (2005)Mexican Repatriation in 1930s 24 (2005)White House Department Store 24 (2005)Thomason Hospital Celebrates 90 Years 24 (2005)R.E. Thomason Shaped City, State, Nation 24 (2005)
Postcards from the Past Editor's Column 23 (2004)From the Editors 23 (2004)Solomon C. Schutz Helped Bring Law and Order to El Paso 23 (2004)James Gillett Showed Courage in El Paso 23 (2004)Jim White Explored Carlsbad Caverns for Years 23 (2004)Ben Lilly: Mountain Man of the Southwest 23 (2004)Aldo Leopold Proposed Land Ethics 23 (2004)Escontrias Ranch: A Link to Hueco Tanks Park 23 (2004)Hueco Tanks is Site of Controversy 23 (2004)Marcelino Serna Became World War I Hero 23 (2004)Sam Dreben Soldiered All Over the World 23 (2004)Kern Place Neighborhood: The Man Behind the Name 23 (2004)Farah Manufacturing Now Just a Memory 23 (2004)Texas Knights of Columbus Began in El Paso 23 (2004)
Look for Us on the Web - Editor's Column 22 (2003)From the Editors 22 (2003)Victorio Fought to the Death for Homeland 22 (2003)O. T. Bassett and Charles R. Morehead 22 (2003)S. H. Newman: Pioneer Newspaperman Fought Vice 22 (2003)Elfego Baca Lived More Than Nine Lives 22 (2003)Woman's Club Has Long Served City 22 (2003)Cathedral's Beauty Pleases 22 (2003)Albert J. Fountain's Achievements Eclipsed by Mysterious Death 22 (2003)Albert B. Fall's Career Ended in Disgrace 22 (2003)Cloudcroft Baby Sanatorium Saved Many 22 (2003)Dale Resler Worked Hard for El Paso 22 (2003)Price's Dairy Still Family Owned 22 (2003)Woodlawn Bottling Brought Pepsi to Town 22 (2003)Union Depot Witnessed Growth of El Paso 22 (2003)
We're Now on the Web --From the Editor 21(2002)From the Editors 21(2002)Downtown Opium Dens Attracted Many 21(2002)Juneteenth Celebrates Freedom for Texas Slaves 21(2002)Black Cowboys Rode the Trails, Too 21(2002)Ku Klux Klan Had Short Life in El Paso 21(2002)Mining Became Big Business in Southwest 21(2002)Smeltertown Still Exists in Memories 21 (2002)El Paso Played Important Role in the Mexican Revolution 21 (2002)Pancho Villa Led Northern Forces in Revolution 21 (2002)Soldaderas Played Important Roles in Revolution 21 (2002)Pershing, Villa Forever Linked to Columbus 21 (2002)Cristeros Became Mexican Martyrs 1926-1929 -- 21 (2002)Houchen Settlement House Helped New Arrivals 21 (2002)Otis A. Aultman Captured Border History in Pictures 21 (2002)
Hot Springs Have Long HistoryThe Building of a City -- From the Editor 20 (2001)From the Staff (Volume 20)Pat Garrett Enjoyed Controversy 20 (2001)Marshal Dallas Stoudenmire Terrorized Town 20 (2001)History Reveals Rivalry of Madams Etta Clark and Alice Abbott 20 (2001)Kohlberg, Krupp, Zielonka Became Business and Civic Leaders 20 (2001)Olga Kohlberg Pioneered Many Local Organizations 20 (2001)Henry Trost's Architectural Legacy Lives On 20 (2001)Sunset Heights Preserves History 20 (2001)Adolph Schwartz Built Local Retail Dynasty 20 (2001)Zach T. White Brought Progress to El Paso 20 (2001)Masons Became Leaders in Texas, El Paso 20 (2001)Smallpox Epidemic Showed Need for Hospitals20 (2001)El Paso High School Remains Classic 20 (2001)Bhutanese Architecture Distinguishes UTEP Campus 20 (2001)Elephant Butte Dam Solved Early Water Problems 20 (2001)
Pioneer Ranch became Concordia Cemetery 19 (2000)El Paso Grows Up 19 (2000)From the Staff 19 (2000)Chinese Immigrants Helped Build Railroad in El Paso 19 (2000)Volunteer Fire Department Grew into Professional Company 19 (2000)1880s Brought First Theaters to Town 19 (2000)Sisters of Charity Began Hotel Dieu Hospital 19 (2000)Tuberculosis Turned El Paso Into a Health Center 19 (2000)First Public School Built in 1884 19 (2000)Enigmatic Olivas Aoy Began School for Mexican Children 19 (2000)El Paso Public Library Began Modestly 19 (2000)Jesuits Continue to Influence Area 19 (2000)Sisters of Loretto Have Long Tradition in Southwest 19 (2000)Mormons Found Sanctuary in Mexico in 1880s 19 (2000)Mennonite Colonies in Mexico Accept Change Slowly 19 (2000)Flu Epidemic of 1918 Hit El Paso Hard 19 (2000)Early City Planners Saw Future in Scenic Drive 19 (2000)Prohibition Stimulated Economies of El Paso, Juárez 19 (2000)
The Editor's Column : The Building of a City 18 (1999)From the Editors 18 (1999)Magoffinsville Had Lasting Influence on El Paso 18 (1999)Town of El Paso Grew from Pioneer Settlements 18 (1999)Downtown El Paso Is Monument to Anson Mills 18 (1999)1848 War With Mexico Created Southwest 18 (1999)Colonel Doniphan and Volunteers Won Battle of Brazito 18 (1999)Gadsden Purchase Clarified U.S. Boundaries 18 (1999)Early Fort Bliss Occupied Pioneer Sites 18 (1999)Henry O. Flipper Paved Way for Integration of Military 18 (1999)Buffalo Soldiers Defended Western Frontier 18 (1999)El Paso Was Midpoint of Overland Mail Service 18 (1999)Salt War of 1877 Divided Southwest Residents 18 (1999)Geronimo Led Final Fight 18 (1999)Apache Indians Defended Homelands in Southwest 18 (1999)Texas Rangers Helped Keep Order on Frontier 18 (1999)Sarah Bowman and Tillie Howard: Madams of the 1800s 18 (1999)El Paso Grew Up with Arrival of Railroad 18 (1999)
Aztecs Ruled Complex, Rich Society 17 (1998)From the Editor 17 (1998)Aztec Beliefs Helped Conquer Mexico 17 (1998)Cortés Created New Order in Mexico 17 (1998)La Malinche Remains Controversial 17 (1998)Cabeza de Vaca: Travels in Texas 17 (1998)Estebán Furthered Legend of Cíbola 17 (1998)Coronado Searched for Cities of Gold 17 (1998)Oñate Conquered Desert to Explore Southwest 17 (1998)Festival Celebrates Oñate's Historic Arrival 17 (1998)Fray Garcia Left Great Legacy 17 (1998)Franciscans Brought Catholicism to Area 17 (1998)America's First Highway: El Camino Real 17 (1998)Pueblo Revolt Brought Tiguas South 17 (1998)Tigua Indians Survive 300 Years of Ordeals 17 (1998)Area Missions are Part of Living History 17 (1998)San Elizario Presidio Protected Settlers 17 (1998)Ethnic Terms Can Cause Confusion 17 (1998)
Oasis Restaurants Symbolized ‘50s Teen Scene 13 (1995)‘50s Cars Changed American Lifestyle And Image 13 (1995)Chevy Bel Air Charmed 1950 Car Buyers 13 (1995)San Jacinto Plaza Remains Heart Of Downtown El Paso 13 (1995)Smokey Bear: A Legend Is Made 13 (1995)El Paso's Company E Survivors Remember Rapido River Assaults 13 (1995)Company E Survivor Recalls Days As Prisoner Of War 13 (1995)El Paso Red Cross Essential to War Effort 13 (1995)World War II Took its Toll On The Home Front 13 (1995)Civil Air Patrol Protected Border During World War II -- 13 (1995)Quickie Divorces Granted in Juárez 13 (1995)Atomic Bomb Developed In Southwest 13 (1995)Former Crew Members On B-17s Remember Tough Times 13 (1995)Vintage Warplanes Keep Past Alive 13 (1995)The Cavalry Bugler: Essential To Horse and Man 13 (1995)Sun Carnival 1936 Style 13 (1995)H. Arthur Brown: El Paso Symphony Guru Of The ‘30s -- 13 (1995)Swing Music Helped Dispel The Blues Of The ‘30s and ‘40s -- 13 (1995)The General Store: A Hidden Treasure Of The Past 13 (1995)
Change on the Border 15 (1997)From the Editor 15 (1997)Latinos Work To Change Stereotypes In Hollywood 15 (1997)Cesar Chávez: Simple Man, People’s Hero 15 (1997)Shelter For Farm Workers Becomes Reality 15 (1997)Women’s Shelter Helps To Heal The Pain 15 (1997)Home Schools Become Popular Alternative 15 (1997)Renovation May Revive Downtown El Paso 15 (1997)Title IX Changed Women's Sports 15 (1997)Special Olympics Shine In El Paso 15 (1997)La Fe Clinic Serves South El Paso 15 (1997)ASARCO Works To Clean Up Its Act 15 (1997)A Growing Phenomenon: Single Fathers 15 (1997)Stepfamilies Become More Numerous 15 (1997)Teens Rebel Against Authority 15 (1997)Comics Retain Popularity 15 (1997)Tom Moore And Archie Have Timeless Appeal 15 (1997)
Life on the Border: 1950s & 1960s --14 (1996)From The Editors 14 (1996)A Baseball Team By Any Other Name 14 (1996)Drive-In Theaters Appealed to all Ages 14 (1996)El Paso Trolley First to Connect Two Nations 14 (1996)Barbie Doll Revolutionized Toy Industry 14 (1996)Rabies Took Bite of Sun City 14 (1996)Rabies: A Deadly Virus 14 (1996)Border Patrol Used Variety of Methods to Control Immigration 14 (1996)L. A. Nixon Fought Texas Voting Law 14 (1996)Douglass School Served Black Community Well 14 (1996)Thelma White Case Forced College Integration 14 (1996)Steve Crosno: An El Paso Original 14 (1996)Rock 'N' Roll Defined Teen Culture 14 (1996)A Shopping Mall by the People for the People 14 (1996)Chamizal Dispute Settled Peacefully 14 (1996)Turney Mansion Becomes Work of Art 14 (1996)First Hispanic Mayor Elected in 1957 -- 14 (1996)Flower Children Chose Alternative Lifestyle 14 (1996)
Three Decades of History 12 (1994)From the Editors 12 (1994)The Plaza Theater…Here to Stay!? 12 (1994)El Paso Broadcasting: The Stories Behind the Call Letters 12 (1994)Alphabet Agencies: FDR's Brainstorm 12 (1994)Chihuahuita in the 1930s: Tough Times in the Barrio 12 (1994)Hobo Sign Language Targeted El Paso 12 (1994)Self- Sufficiency Key to Farmers' Survival During Depression 12 (1994)Hanna's Story A Holocaust Survivor Remembers 12 (1994)Former Members Recall Life in Hitler Youth 12 (1994)German Prisoners of War Interned at Fort Bliss During World War II -- 12 (1994)German POWs Remembered at Fort Bliss 12 (1994)One German POW's Story 12 (1994)Ration Books and Victory Gardens: Coping with Shortages 12 (1994)Women Changed Wartime Work Patterns 12 (1994)Bracero Program Hurt Domestic Farm Workers 12 (1994)San Pedro Pharmacy Retains Look of the Past 12 (1994)Teenage Fashions of the Nifty Fifties 12 (1994)Rebel Image of Motorcyclists Set in 1950s -- 12 (1994)
Border Customs and Crafts From the Editor 10 (1992)From the Editors 10 (1992)King on the Mountain 10 (1992)Piñatas! 10 (1992)How to Play the Piñata Game 10 (1992)Out of a Cotton Boll Bloom Beautiful Crafts 10 (1992)Cotton Boll Entertains Too 10 (1992)Hands That Create Art and Soul 10 (1992)La Charreada - Mexican Horsemanship 10 (1992)Boots - A Family Tradition 10 (1992)Some Boys Still Grow Up to be Cowboys 10 (1992)Boot Capital of the World 10 (1992)The Magic of Mariachis 10 (1992)Ballet Folklorico - High School Style 10 (1992)New Generation of Mariachis 10 (1992)The Lady is a Bullfighter 10 (1992)The Midwife: Choices for Border Women 10 (1992)Retablos: Echoes of Faith 10 (1992)Tigua Indians: Dancing for St. Anthony 10 (1992)The Aztec and the Miracle 10 (1992)A Hispanic Girl's Coming of Age 10 (1992)Art - Low and Slow 10 (1992)Wedding Traditions on the Border 10 (1992)
Border Food Folkways From the Editor 9 (1991)From the Staff 9 (1991)Tortillas: Border Staff of Life 9 (1991)The Booming Tortilla Industry in Mexico 9 (1991)Where's The Beef? In El Paso! 9 (1991)How Do I Love Thee, Piggy? Let Me Count the Ways! 9 (1991)Tamales By Any Other Name Remain The Same 9 (1991)Rio Grande Thanksgiving 9 (1991)The Tigua Indians: Food for Thought 9 (1991)Corn: The Golden Gift from Our Ancestors 9 (1991)Border Pottery - Function and Beauty 9 (1991)Holy Hot Mole! 9 (1991)Looking Back at the Chile Pepper 9 (1991)Men Behind the Chile Pepper 9 (1991)Hot Peppers : They're Not Just for Eating 9 (1991)Food, Spices Double as Folk Cures 9 (1991)Weeds or Edible Desert Plants? 9 (1991)Cactus: It's Good for You! 9 (1991)Day of the Dead Celebrates Spiritual Tradition 9 (1991)Nutricious, Delicious Beans 9 (1991)Menudo Makes The Big Time 9 (1991)Mediterranean Cuisine: Old Tradition, Fresh Idea 9 (1991)Lenten Foods: From Fasting to Fabulous 9 (1991)Tarahumaras Rely on Nature for Food 9 (1991)Tempting Sweet Breads : Pan de Dulce 9 (1991)
Border Customs and Crafts II From the Editor -- 11 (1993)From the Editors 11 (1993)The Best Little Asaderos in Texas 11 (1993)Glass Work Disappearing on Border 11 (1993)Cockfights Legal in Surrounding Areas 11 (1993)Local Craftsmen Keep Art of Saddlery Alive 11 (1993)James and Joseph Magoffin: El Paso Pioneers 11 (1993)Chile Ristras Brighten Border Homes 11 (1993)Magoffin Home Preserves El Paso's Past 11 (1993)Bavarian Custom Celebrated in El Paso: Oktoberfest 11 (1993)Munich on the Border 11 (1993)Santo Niño de Atocha Called Miracle Worker 11 (1993)Lenten Customs Vary 11 (1993)To Ask is to Receive 11 (1993)Border Maintains Tradition of Posadas 11 (1993)A Visit from Three Kings 11 (1993)Matachines: Soldiers of the Virgin 11 (1993)Dichos Are an Intricate Part of Mexican Culture 11 (1993)Cultural Superstitions Affect Behavior 11 (1993)Que Onda Homeboy! Why Do We Talk Like This? 11 (1993)Traditional Hispanic Children's Games Disappear 11 (1993)
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From the Editors 30 (2012)From the Editor, Credits and Contents 30 (2012)Jessie Hawkins and Jenna Welch: Love, Loss and Laughter 30 (2012)Woodrow Wilson Bean: One in a Million 30 (2012)David L. Carrasco Gave Back to Hometown 30 (2012)Cleofas Calleros Made Local History Important 30 (2012)Robert E. McKee: From Rags to Riches to Philanthropy 30 (2012)Kate Moore Brown: A Woman of Many Firsts 30 (2012)Fun in the 1890s: The McGinty Club 30 (2012)
Borderlands Web Issue From the Editor 31(2013/14)Acknowledgements 31(2013/14)Mother Praxedes Carty: Serving God by Serving Others 31(2013/14)Carrie Tingley Hospital and the Couple Behind It 31 (2013/14)Harvey Girls Changed the West 31(2013/14)Jake Erlich: A Big Man in Many Ways 31(2013/14)Vernus Carey: Mr. YMCA 31(2013/14)
Borderlands 32 Tolerance. From the Editors and Acknowledgements 32(2014/15)Henry Kellen Created El Paso Holocaust Museum 32(2014/15)Bicycle Padre Still Working 32(2014/15)El Paso Connections: Ambrose Bierce: writer 32(2014/15)Mysterious Deaths: Bobby Fuller, Rock Icon 32(2014/15)Mysterious Deaths: Tom Ogle, Inventor 32(2014/15)Jake Erlich: A Big Man in Many Ways 32(2014)Harvey Girls Changed the West 32(2014)
Borderlands 33 Service. From the Editors and Acknowledgements 33(2015)Nothing Is Impossible: Major General Heidi V. Brown 33 (2015)Local Latino Soldiers Receive Medal of Honor Decades after Heroism 33 (2015)Vernus Carey: Mr. YMCA 33 (2015)Will the Real Leon Blevins Please stand up? 33 (2015)Carrie Tingley Hospital and the Couple Behind It 33 (2015)Mother Praxedes Carty: Serving God by Serving Others 33 (2015)
Borderlands 34 Inspiration. From the Editors and Acknowledgements 34(2016/17)Building Bridges Instead of Walls: Temple Mount Sinai 34 (2016/17)Ruben Salazar: A Bridge Between Two Societies 34 (2016/17)Luis Jimenez: Art Creates Dialogue 34 (2016/17)Richard "Tuff" Hedeman: The Michael Jordan of Professional Bull Riding 34 (2016/17)Rescue Mission of El Paso Provides Food and Opportunity 34 (2016/17)
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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

El Paso Area Men to Research

Men grouped by sphere of influence and/or cultural background:

Activists Actors/Entertainers/CelebritiesAfricanAmericans Architects | Artists | Athletes | Businessmen/Entrepreneurs | Crime/Criminals | Journalists/Writers Lawyers/LawEnforcement | Medical | Mexican/MexicanAmericansMilitary | Philanthropists |  Pioneers | Politicians | Religious Leaders |
 UTEP 

Men listed alphabetically

Activists

Actors/Entertainers/Celebrities

African Americans

(Call McCall Community Center  to learn more and see African Americans in El Paso by Maceo Dailey)

Architects

Thurman, Otto H.

Artists

  • Acosta, Manuel well known artist,  1967 New York Times article on his one man show ; Handbook of Texas article; graduate of Bowie High; Interview #63 in Oral History Collection (full text, click on "download" button)  http://www.utep.edu/acosta/acostatribute.html

  • Aceves, José leading latino muralist from El Paso 1901-1968
    • Gonzales, Manuel G. Mexicanos: A History of Mexicans in the United States. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999. Discusses Aceves’s work in the context of Mexican and Mexican American art and mural traditions.
    • Parisi, Philip. The Texas Post Office Murals: Art for the People. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2004. The only extant history of the massive artistic project carried out in Texas during the 1930’s under the aegis of the New Deal. Aceves’s murals in Borger and Mart are shown in full color with details on the process of their creation.
    • Price, Carol Ann. Early El Paso ArtistsEl Paso: Texas Western Press, 1983. Useful resource on the history of the city’s artistic community.
    • Ridinger, Robert B. "José Aceves." Great Lives from History: Latinos. Ed. Carmen Tafolla and Martha P. Cotera. Hackensack: Salem, 2012. n. pag. Salem Online. Web. 08 Mar. 2017. (Salem press.com ebooks available to EPCC students) also available in print

  • Acosta, Manuel well known artist,  1967 New York Times article on his one man show ; Handbook of Texas article; graduate of Bowie High; Interview #63 in Oral History Collection (full text, click on "download" button)  http://www.utep.edu/acosta/acostatribute.html

  • Casasolas, Alfonso  photographer from Segundo Barrio

  • Enriquez, Gaspar  living artist in San Elizario.  
  • Krupp, Louis artist who lived here starting in the 1960s Password: xviii, 184; xxi, 139; xxii, 175; Oral History Interview #77

  • Marcus, Hal  living El Paso artist  http://www.halmarcus.com/

  • Rakocy, Bill  longtime El Paso artist who passed in 2015
      
  • Shows, Charles cartoonist  from El Paso who went on to work with Walt Disney.  see El Paso Times article

  • Waterhouse, Russelhttp://russellwaterhouse.com/

  • Many other local artists listed in the El Paso Artists' Hall of Fame

Athletes

  • Herrera, Tony   Prizefighter from Segundo Barrio.  El Paso Herald-Post  April 24, 1947 p 5, El Paso Herald-Post Mar 27, 1947 p 29, Galveston Daily News Sept 1, 1950 p.3, El Paso Times 1978 article

  • Herrera, William. C. "Nemo" Coach of 1949 Texas state baseball championship team at Bowie High School. 
  • Hill, Bobby Joe, 59; leader of the all-black Texas Westernbasketball team  see UTEP

  • Irrobali, Tula, UTEP basketball player 1940s and leader of Our Lady's Youth Center (Segundo Barrio)   see UTEP

  • Martinez, Kiko and J.  Olympic basketball players from Segundo Barrio

  • Minjares, Chino  ball player from the Segundo Barrio

  • Montes, Javier  Olympic track star from the Segundo Barrio  
  • Ochoterrena brothers ball players from the Segundo Barrio

  • Payan, Mike  Prizefighter from Segundo Barrio

  • Payo, Cipriano ( 'cip or Chip) and Payo, Angelo (Young).  Prizefighter brothers from Segundo Barrio

  • Richardson, Nolan  African American basketball coach
  • Rivers, Joe   Prizefighter from Segundo Barrio

  • Trevino, Lee  very famous golfer who was discovered in El Paso. Start in google with search "lee trevino" paso golf 

  • Vasques, Mike.  Prizefighter from Segundo Barrio

  • Yaqui Joe, wrestler from Segundo Barrio

Businessmen/Entrepreneurs

Crime and Criminals

  • Lyons, Thomas.  owner of largest ranch in NM murdered in El Paso 1917.  largest murder case in EP history. cold case detailed in  Last Train to El Paso. 

  • Manning Brothers: James, John, Frank, Dr. G. Felix and William (do one, two, three, or all) criminals.  El Paso's Deadly Marshal Dallas Stoudenmire. By: Metz, Leon C., Wild West, 10464638, Apr2000, Vol. 12, Issue 6 (fulltext available in Ebsohost)

Journalists/Writers

  • Black, James, El Paso Morning Times editor in the early decades of the 20th century.Mentioned in 
    • Ku Klux Klan Had Short Life in El Paso; The Inside Story by Members of the Overseas Press Club of America - Page 2;
    • Role in Mexican Revolution: Password vol 52, page. 134.;
    • Frontier Newspaper: The El Paso Times

  • Cutting, A.K. Newspaper writer involved in scandalous  legal dispute with Mexico in 1880s.  Written about in Frontier Newspaper: The El Paso Times

  • Delgado, Abelardo (Lalo)  1931-2004 novelist, activist, Bowie High graduate. in Latino Writers and Journalists.  Obit The New York Times. July 30, 2004, A16.  Here Lies Lalo (foreword has biographical info) . Search newspaper articles in Lexis Nexis, Dictionary of Latino Civil Rights History. UTEP graduate so search UTEP digital commons.    

  • Hooten, William J. (EP Times editor) -- his autobiography resource to check for 20th century figures. Frontier Newspaper: The El Paso Times

  • Islas, Arturo  fiction writer from the Segundo Barrio with many firsts to his name, who wrote from a Gay Chicano perspective.  
    • Great Lives from History: LatinosSalem Online. (Salem press.com ebooks available to EPCC students) also available in print.
    •  find books and articles in our Discovery System (EPCC students or on campus use only).
    • consider writing a paper on Islas and John Rechy.  see below.
  • Muro, Amado (literary name of Chester Selzer) Anglo short story writer from El Paso who wrote under a Mexican American identity

  • Ochoa, Victor Leaton inventor and newspaper editor, Texas Mexican activist  see Businessmen/Enterpreneurs

  • Rechy, John  awardwinning gay writer whose book City of Night was significant for its time.  Consider writing on both Rechy and Arturo Islas as gay chicano writers from El Paso.
  • Roderick, Dorrance local newspaper owner Frontier Newspaper: The El Paso Times

  • Sanchez, Ricardo (Dr.)  renowned poet, teacher, activist and former gang member.  NY Times obit,  papers at Washington State University
     
  • Slater, Hughes newspaper publisher  Frontier Newspaper: The El Paso Times; Handbook of Texas article

  • White, Owen Payne  native El Pasoan who was a writer/muckraker but most of his career was spent outside of El Paso.  
      
     

    El Paso Area Men to Research part 2

    Men grouped by sphere of influence and/or cultural background:

    Activists Actors/Entertainers/CelebritiesAfricanAmericans Architects | Artists | Athletes | Businessmen/Entrepreneurs | Crime/Criminals | Journalists/Writers Lawyers/LawEnforcement | Medical | Mexican/MexicanAmericansMilitary | Philanthropists |  Pioneers | Politicians | Religious Leaders |
     UTEP 

    Men listed alphabetically

    Lawyers/Law Enforcement

    Medical

    • Brown, William Launcelot 1873–1942 early railway surgeon and leader see Handbook of Texas article. 
      • The caregivers : El Paso's medical history, 1898-1998  at  NW Reserves or RG campus library Reference section


    • Bush, Ira Dr. "gringo doctor" 
      • The caregivers : El Paso's medical history, 1898-1998  at  NW Reserves or RG campus library Reference section


    • Cathcart, John, MD El Paso pioneer physician who treated Mexican soldiers during the Revolution and worked with first xray machine in El Paso.  Oral history interviews at UTEP,. including  Interview 121  with his daughter describing her father's work.  She married John F. Melby, a diplomat. 
      • The caregivers : El Paso's medical history, 1898-1998  at  NW Reserves or RG campus library Reference section


    • Hendricks, Charles M.  Going the Extra Yard:  an Army Doctor's Odyssey, the unrelenting story of Colonel Charles M. Hendricks, MD  connected with sanatorium in El Paso and Sun Bowl; 
      • The caregivers : El Paso's medical history, 1898-1998  at  NW Reserves or RG campus library Reference section


    • Love, Dr. J. D.  Nationally known Ysleta physician who had a mobile office and delivered babies in the lower valley, 1930s-1940s.  
    • Schuster Family
      • Dr. Michael P. Schuster, early physician for ASARCO, operated on General Huerta in 1916. Established Providence Hospital.
      • https://archive.org/details/twentiethcenturyv1padd
      • The caregivers : El Paso's medical history, 1898-1998  at  NW Reserves or RG campus library Reference section
      • Dr. Steven Schuster , son retired eye surgeon -- Dr. Frank Schuster , son specialist -- Margaret Schuster Meyer, daughter.
      • Schuster,Eugenia Hungarian aristocrat, married to Dr. Michael P. Schuster, studied piano under Franz Lizst.
        • Responsible for bringing opera singers from Europe to our city.
        • One of the organizers of the Woman's Club of El Paso (1894).  http://www.app.com/story/news/local/community/2016/02/21/womans-club-members-shaped-el-paso-history/80650268/ active in many organizations.
        •  Concordia Cemetery by Deen Underwood (reserves) page 13)
        • Builder of El Paso MS by Thompson
        • http://digie.org/album/18606/15382
        • Password article: vol. 8 p. 123-127 
        • Notable Women Borderlands article  see Notable Women.
        • Founded Pan American Round Table. 
        • Per Congressional Serial Set 6382 she was General Superintendent/Manager of Providence Hopital in 19
        • The Woman's Club of El Paso : its first thirty years by Mary S. Cunningham on Reserve. Copies y at VV library and UTEP at HQ1906.E4C86. Also at the public library at various branches at 367.9764962 CUN.
        • Password articles:   iii, 152; viii, 123; 42, 108; Schuster, Eugenia M.: viii, 119, 123, 124, 125; ix, 126; x, 127; xii, 101; xiii, 111; xiv, 99; Early doctors in El Paso v. 17: "Concordia Cemetery, Past and Present" by Deen Underwood. Password v. 53 (2008) 79-84
      • If you also search the EP Historical Society archives, you'll see several photos of Dr. Michael Schuster, and also that he was a physician during the Mexican revolution, and operated on General Huerta.
      • Interview No. 662 is with Margaret Schuster Meyer about her father's career in El Paso. 25 page transcript. They have a large amount of interviews on Border Health, available to view at the UTEP Library Special Collections Dept.

    • Samaniego, Mariano Dr.  Juarez pioneer physician, governor of Chihuhua, health officer, soldier. Respected family.  See Rachel for newspaper articles from the early 1900s.   
      • Password 56, 123.  Samaniego, Mariano, v, 93; vii, 85; xxiii, 150; 44, 112, 117; Samaniego, Dr. Mariano, xxvii, 39; “Dr. Mariano Samaniego (1831-1905), Citizen of the El Paso Valley,”  xxxv, 159-170; 48, 122. 
      • Book at UTEP:  Chihuahua : las épocas y los hombres   
      • UTEP Special Collections: MS 341 sheds info on this family.   Oral history in part on old plaza de toros and Samaniegos.   Grandson is Ramon Navarro, the silent film movie star.  
      • In google books on him. Beyond Paradise , and Ramon Novarro there are passages on the family.  Family connection with Father Ramon Ortiz and Juan Hart.   Witness in the Chamizal dispute 
      • The caregivers : El Paso's medical history, 1898-1998  at  NW Reserves or RG campus library Reference section

    • Tappan, Dr. John W.  doctor in early 20th century  
      • Password articles:  v. 28, p. 117, 185; v. 30, p. 131-134; v. 33 p. 143-150.
      • "When Mexicans Die"  Chapter in Militarizing the border : when Mexicans became the enemy   
      • Typhus in El Paso -- "Lice, Typhus and Riots" chapter in When Germs Travel.  Dr Tappan's role in epidemic
      • The caregivers : El Paso's medical history, 1898-1998  at  NW Reserves or RG campus library Reference section
    • Vilas, Walter physician who performed autopsy on John Wesley Hardin who died Aug 19, 1895, Dr. Vilas also did first vaccinations on diphtheria in El Paso.  
      • The caregivers : El Paso's medical history, 1898-1998  at  NW Reserves or RG campus library Reference section

    Mexican Americans

    • Aceves, José leading latino muralist from El Paso 1901-1968.  See Artists

    • Acosta, Manuel well known artist  See Artists

    • Acosta, Oscar Z. lawyer, chicano activist who disappeared in 1974.  Friend of Hunter S. Thompson see Activists

    • Aguilar, Jose  longtime activist see Activists

    • Alderete, Isaac, Mexican American politician / ward boss see Politicians

    • Armendariz, Albert Sr.    civil rights attorney and a founder of (MALDEF). See Lawyers/Law Enforcement 

    • Armijo, Marcus.  Won Congressional Medal of honor for valor in WW1.  See Military

    • Calamia, Joseph  1921- Mexican american constitutional lawyer from the Segundo Barrio See Lawyers/Law Enforcement 

    • Casasolas, Alfonso  photographer from Segundo Barrio  See Artists

    • Cassandro (Saul Armendariz) professional lucha libre/Mexican wrestler, attended Bowie high school.  see Actors/Entertainers/Celebrities

    • Concha, Trinidad musician/musical arranger for the McGinty Band. from Segundo Barrio.  see Actors/Entertainers/Celebrities

    • Corona, Bert  famous activist for undocumented workers. see Activists

    • Delgado, Abelardo (Lalo)  1931-2004 novelist, activist, Bowie High graduate See Journalists/Writers

    • De La O, Jesús “Chuy,” a fixture in El Paso politics, champion of poor and elderly. see Politicians

    • Enriquez, Gaspar  living artist in San Elizario.   See Artists

    • Fryer, William Henry 1880-1963 Criminal lawyer and leader  See Lawyers/Law Enforcement

    • Galvan, Frank J. Jr..  Latino rights lawyer, president of LULAC, WWII Veteran See Lawyers/Law Enforcement 

    • Gomez, Modesto A. / MAGI Circle Segundo Barrio civic leader see Businessmen/Enterpreneurs

    • Guillen, Ambrosio  Korean war medal of honor winner, See Military

    • Hernandez, Francisco "Kiko" Activist/advocate for the poor.  see Activists 

    • Herrera, Tony   Prizefighter from Segundo Barrio. see Athletes

    • Irrobali, Tula, UTEP basketball player 1940s and leader of Our Lady's Youth Center (Segundo Barrio)   see UTEP

    • Juarez Pioneers given honorary membership to Pioneer Association of El Paso, 1904.   Dr. Mariano Samaniego (see Physicians), Don Jose Maria Flores, Don Ynocente Ochoa, and Don Espiridion Provencio. "all of whom had played important roles in the growth of El Paso".  Password 56, 123

    • Larrazolo, Octavio Ambrosio  First El Paso county principal in San Elizario, governor of New Mexico first hispanic U.S. Senator   see Politicians

    • Martinez, Kiko and J.  Olympic basketball players from Segundo Barrio see Athletes

    • Minjares, Chino  ball player from the Segundo Barrio see Athletes

    • Montes, Javier  Olympic track star from the Segundo Barrio see Athletes

    • Moreno, Art and Mary Lou  co-founders of PFLAG see Activists

    • Moreno, Paul from 1967-2008 served as State Congressman from El Paso. see Politicians

    • Moreno, Ruben movie star from Segundo Barrio  see Actors/Entertainers/Celebrities

    • Ochoa, Victor Leaton inventor and newspaper editor, Texas Mexican activist  see Businessmen/Enterpreneurs

    • Olivas, John. D. (Danny) Astronaut from El Paso  see Actors/Entertainers/Celebrities

    • Ochoterrena brothers ball players from the Segundo Barrio see Athletes

    • Ortiz, Rev. Ramon 1813-1896  Priest served early church on both sides of border  see Religious Leaders

    • Payan, Mike  Prizefighter from Segundo Barrio see Athletes

    • Pedraza, Miguel Sr. 1904-1988 governor of the Tigua Indians  see Politicians

    • Payo, Cipriano ( 'cip or Chip) and Payo, Angelo (Young).  Prizefighter brothers from Segundo Barrio see Athletes

    • Provencio, Juan   WWII veteran honored at death El Paso Times article Feb 4, 2014. See Military

    • Quinn, Anthony  Mexican American actor http://anthonyquinn.com/biography   see Actors/Entertainers/Celebrities

    • Reyes, Rayo band director from Segundo Barrio.  see Actors/Entertainers/Celebrities

    • Rivers, Joe   Prizefighter from Segundo Barrio see Athletes

    • Roland, Gilbert (born Luis Alonzo) actor in Cisco Kid movies from the1940s see Actors/Entertainers/Celebrities

    • Samaniego, Mariano Dr.  Juarez pioneer physician, governor of Chihuhua, health officer, soldier. See Medical

    • Sanchez, Ricardo (Dr.)  renowned poet, teacher, activist and former gang member.  See Journalists/Writers

    • Sanchez, Rogelio 1921-2006 Nine time County Commissioner representing the Lower Valley.  see Politicians

    • Santiesteban,  Humberto Tati  Mexican American State Senator and Congressman from El Paso 1967-1991.   see Politicians

    • Tellez, Rudy UTEP graduate top TV producer of the Johnny Carson show.   see Actors/Entertainers/Celebrities

    •  Vasques, Mike.  Prizefighter from Segundo Barrio see Athletes

    •  Yaqui Joe, wrestler from Segundo Barrio see Athletes

     'Military

    • Angeles, Felipe  written about in The Life and Times of Pancho Villa  search in Google books to see some pages.  Password articles: iii, 150, 152 ;  xxiv, 58,  El Paso Historical Society archives:079-2002-037  "Outline of the life of General Felipe de Jesus Angeles Ramirez, 1869-1919 by Walter R. Harmon" Check UTEP Institute of Oral History for several transcripts; Dissertation online

    • Armijo, Marcus.  Won Congressional Medal of honor for valor in WW1.  Texas and Texans in the Great War  Armijo Park is named after him. Herald Post article July 1, 1919.    VFW post named after him   World War 1 Recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross

    • Chapin, John Letcher (Capt)WWI Purple Heart recipient -- EPISD high school named after him. Texas Aggies go to war (pp. 147-148) and The Day of Battle... and Borderlands article on Company E that he commanded and Texas Military Forces Museum webpage

    • Crombie, Bill WW II Flying Ace from El Paso 1920-2001.  Obituary , War Eagles Museum, Santa Teresa exhibit

    • Guillen, Ambrosio  Korean war medal of honor winner, Guillen Middle School named after him. 

    • Provencio, Juan   WWII veteran honored at death El Paso Times article Feb 4, 2014.

    • Van Horne, Major Jefferson first commander of Fort Bliss in 1849 
      • Handbook of Texas article.
      • Tribute to Major Jefferson Van Horne and Letters he wrote to his superiors (UTEP)
      • Password articles:"A Letter from Major Jefferson Van Horne," by Richard K. McMaster, art., : xiii, 8-10su; "Major Jefferson Van Horne," by Richard K. McMaster, art., : xii, 35-42; "Hall of Honor: Tribute to Major Jefferson Van Horne", by Evan Haywood Antone: 43, 119; "Van Horne, Major Jefferson (1802-1859)": 43, 108, photo 118, 119-120; "Van Horne, Major Jefferson": xxiii, 143; xxvii, 52-56, 104, 105; xxx, 59; xxxi, 161; xxxiii, 113; and the route of his military train, San Antonio to El Paso, xxxvii, 56-66 passim;
      • Mexican War Veterans- A Complete Roster of the Regular and Volunteer Troops ... - Page 19
      • The River Has Never Divided Us: A Border History of La Junta de Los Rios ; California Historical Society Quarterly - Page 130

    Philanthropists

    • Cotton, Frank B. important benefactor to UTEP  see UTEP

    • Krupp, Haymon merchant, oil wildcatter, philanthropist. See Politicians

    • Young, Samuel Doak Banker, philanthopist see Businessmen/Bankers/Entrepreneurs 

    Pioneers

    • Biggs, James pioneer rancher, patrolled border before 1900. Son died in France 1918, buried in Concordia, Biggs Army Airfield named after him

    • Fewel, William Johnson pioneer businessman, civic leader see Handbook of Texas article

    • Juarez Pioneers given honorary membership to Pioneer Association of El Paso, 1904.   Dr. Mariano Samaniego (see Physicians), Don Jose Maria Flores, Don Ynocente Ochoa, and Don Espiridion Provencio. "all of whom had played important roles in the growth of El Paso".  Password 56, 123.

    Politicians

    • Alderete, Isaac, Mexican American politician / ward boss  who broke with "The Ring"  written about in:  Desert Immigrants and Mongrels, bastards, orphans, and vagabonds : Mexican immigration and the future of race in America and The Artifact, Volumes 16-17  El Paso Archaeological Society, Incorporated, 1978 at UTEP and NMSU  p. 13 mentions Alderete in google books snippet.  with Candelaria.  is there more?  They called them greasers : Anglo attitudes toward Mexicans in Texas, 1821-1900  (for voting practices)  Fred Morales' book on Evergreen Cemetery, pages 70-71, 80

    • Caples, Richard pioneer mayor of El Paso, built historic building downtown. see Rachel Murphree for newspaper clippings

    • Cardis, Louis political figure involved in the Salt War (which we have written about in a previous Borderland article) Is there more info to write a separate article on him? Handbook of Texas article

    • De La O, Jesús “Chuy,” 74; a fixture in El Paso politics, champion of poor and elderly; ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 1981; in El Paso, April 8, 2002. From Texas Almanac Obituaries

    • Dudley, R. M. (Richard) former Mayor of El Paso and businessman. see Businessmen/Enterpreneurs


    • Hervey, Fred two time Mayor (1951-55 and 1973-75), founder of Circle K chain. 
      •  Power and politics in a Chicano barrio : a study of mobilization efforts and community power in El Paso
      • Fifty-Two Years a Newsman PN 4874.H63 A34 has good amount of pages on Fred Hervey as well as footnotes to explore. I found this through google books. 
      • Mentioned in Texas Big Rich, El Paso Public Library 
      • Timmons, El Paso : a Borderlands History 249, 250,295-296 (on reserve) 
      •  El Paso Chronicles p. 245 (first circle K opens here 1951)  (on reserve) 
      • Historic El Paso: 107-108  (on reserve)  
      • Password articles:  "Tribute to Fred Hervey", by H.T. Etheridge, Jr.: art., vol xxi, 140-142; Hervey, Fred: vol 40, p. 31; vol 41, p.108; Hervey, Fred:vol  i, p. 114; Hervey, Mayor Fred:vol  xxvii, p. 173; vol  xxviii, p. 181; Hervey, Mayor Frederick Taylor (Fred): vol xviii, p 143; vol xxi, p 140; vol xxiii, p 127; vol xxv, pages: 25, 90, 99, 136;  "Tribute to Henry T. Ponsford," art., vol xxv, p.145  
      • There are a handful of photos including Fred Hervey in the Archives of the Historical Society. 
      • Herald-Post Publishing Company v. Fred Hervey, 282 SW 2d 410 (Tex., 1955).
    • Jones, Melton A. 2nd mayor of El Paso  El Paso Bar Journal June 2009 p.11-14 and  The Legal Heritage of El Paso

    • Larrazolo, Octavio Ambrosio  First El Paso county principal in San Elizario 1879-1884, went on to be governor of New Mexico and first hispanic U.S. Senator   EP Herald Post article Aug 6, 1963 p. 13.  UTEP Blanca Gomez Hill manuscript collection

    • Look, George  acequia (water works) commissioner in the 1890s 

    • McAlmon, George El Paso County Democratic Chairman

    • Moreno, Paul from 1967-2008 served as State Congressman from El Paso.  Longest serving Hispanic elected official in the US.  Democratizing Texas Politics:  Race Identiy and Mexican-American Empowerment, 1945-2002.  Interview with Leon Blevins in Perspectives El Paso #84  (EPCC TV)

    • Pedraza, Miguel Sr. 1904-1988 governor of the Tigua Indians. See Handbook of Texas articlehttp://www.celebratingtexas.com/tr/lsl/8.pdf

    • Samaniego, Mariano Dr.  Juarez pioneer physician, governor of Chihuahua, health officer, soldier  See Medical

    • Sanchez, Rogelio 1921-2006 Nine time County Commissioner representing the Lower Valley. Start by researching newspaper articles in the El Paso Times 

    • Santiesteban,  Humberto Tati  Mexican American State Senator and Congressman from El Paso 1967-1991.  Democratizing Texas Politics:  Race Identiy and Mexican-American Empowerment, 1945-2002. Latinos: a Biography of the People.   Check Lexis-Nexis 

    • Shapleigh, Eliot (former El Paso Senator)

    Religious leaders

    UTEP

    • Cotton, Frank B. important benefactor to UTEP

    • Hill, Bobby Joe, 59; leader of the all-black Texas Western team that won the 1966 NCAA championship against the all-white Kentucky team, a landmark in college basketball; apparent heart attack in El Paso, Dec. 8, 2002. from 
      • Texas Almanac Obituaries
      • see Prospector (UTEP newspaper) archives.
      • 1966 El Paso Times article
      • Search in Lexis Nexis for articles from local and national newspapers

    • Irrobali, Ventura "Tula"  UTEP basketball player 1940s, athletic director with Father Rahm at Our Lady's Youth Center in Segundo Barrio, 
      • EP Herald Post May 6, 1954 article
      • do google search:  Irrobali site:utep.edu
      • search El Paso Times database: (ventura or tula) irrobali   -- People that mention him could be potential people to interview.
      • skatepark named after him.  
      • Contact Our Lady's Youth Center to see if they have information on him, or can point you in the right direction. 
        501 E Paisano Dr, El Paso, TX 79901  Phone(915) 533-9122
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