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  • European settlement of El Paso del Norte
  • The arrival of the first Spanish expedition at the Pass of the North in 1581 marked the beginning of more than 400 years of history in the El Paso area...
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  • El Paso County Courthouse
  • Thirty-one years is a rather short time for an elegant and magnificent courthouse to exist. But that was the lifetime of one of the "largest and finest county courthouses of its time in Texas..."
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  • San Elizario Walking Tour
  • Welcome to the Self-Guided Tour of the San Elizario Historic District, listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1997...
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  • Socorro Mission Preservation Project
  • In 1998, La Purísima Restoration Committee asked the Cornerstones Community Partnerships staff to conduct a Conditions Assessment of their beloved Socorro Mission...
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  • Law Library History
  • Since its birth May 23, 1950, the Library has become one of the largest and most progressive in West Texas. From its lofty perch on the twelfth floor of the El Paso County Courthouse, the Library serves not only the Bench and Bar of El Paso but the general public as well...
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  • Concordia Cemetery
  • In 1998, La Purísima Restoration Committee asked the Cornerstones Community Partnerships staff to conduct a Conditions Assessment of their beloved Socorro Mission...
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  • Magoffin Home State Historic Site
  • Through the Magoffin family and home, visitors can glimpse 19th century adventures and conflicts: travel on the Santa Fe Trail, hardship of the Mexican War, turmoil of the Civil War, impact of railrods and settlement of the West...
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