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Frontera: Women Athletes

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Women Athletes

Armstrong, Mrs. O.H premier woman golfer 1920s.

"Arguably El Paso's premier woman golfer of the late 1920s and into the 1930s.  In 1935 she made history as the first woman to play in a men's tournament in El Paso."   Per Richard Bussell, in the Conquistador newsletter of the El Paso County Historical Society Fall 2007.

Bloss, Margaret Varner badminton star holder of the US and All-England badminton titles.

Du Pont, Margaret Osborne Tennis player

1998 El Paso Times article 

Han, Jennifer

Hoover, Mary Cunningham  El Paso award winning golfer

McCormick, Pat First Texas woman bullfighter El Paso/Juarez.

  • We have a related article on Pat Hayes  (who we have written about in a Borderlands article), another woman bullfighter from this area.
Monticone Evie, baseball player

Phillips, Aurelia  Tennis star (1920s-1940s) and manager of the El Paso Tennis Club

Women Power Lifters

Research tips

Note details that might seem insignificant at first glance, in case one finds other information later.

Women's information is often found through researching the men in their lives (i.e. husband, fathers, etc.) so the notes here might only state that Mrs. X was married to Mr. X who was important for some reason, but in researching him, there might be information about his wife found later.

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