Our El Paso!

Our El Paso!

El Paso's warm, sunny climate and Franklin Mountains provide the backdrop of a young, culturally diverse population which shares a rich heritage that embraces the past and builds the city's future. El Pasoans have the luxury of big city amenities without big city hassles. A high quality of life is provided by affordable housing, low crime rates and minimal traffic congestion on major thoroughfares and interstate highways.

History of El Paso, Texas

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The history of El Paso, Texas, in the United States spans a period from the middle of the Spanish Imperial period to modern day.

Founded as El Paso del Norte (at what is now Ciudad Juárez, Mexico) by Spanish franciscan friars at an important mountain pass, the area became a small agricultural producer though most settlement was south of the river where modern Mexico lies. The city was considered part of New Mexico under Spanish rule and was tied economically to Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Chihuahuan mining districts of San Felipe El Real and San José del Parral.

The Texas Revolution when Texas revolted from Mexico, which itself had recently become independent from Spain, did not involve paseños as the region was a part of Chihuahua. However after Texas' annexation by the United States the boundary of the state was claimed to include what would become this important trading center.

As railroads were built through the area it boomed as a commercial center. The World Wars and the Texas Oil Boom helped develop the city further. As international trade has become increasingly important in the U.S., and Juárez has grown as a manufacturing center, El Paso's economic importance has continued to expand.

Archeological evidence at the Keystone Wetlands and Hueco Tanks sites indicates thousands of years of human settlement within the El Paso region. A hueco is a Spanish term for a hollowed out cavity for holding water, or for pounding maize. The inhabitants during this era were maize farmers. One of the two thousand images at Hueco Tanks is of a black and white figure of Tlaloc, the goggle-eyed Mesoamerican rain god; most of the images are of abstractions, people and animals. The Manso, Suma, and Jumano Indians were identified as present by the earliest Spanish explorers. These people ultimately became assimilated into the local settler population, becoming part of the Mestizo culture that is prevalent in Mexico and is visible throughout the Southwest. Others integrated themselves with the different Mescalero Apache bands that for many years roamed the region.

 

 

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Dan & Patti Olivas
Dan Olivas & Associates
240 Thunderbird, Suite D
El Paso TX 79912
Office: (915) 584-5430
Mobile: (915) 241-0087