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Mary I. Stanton

Born in Georgia in 1862, Mary I. Stanton was El Paso teacher who started the Reading Room for Boys in 1894 that became the first El Paso Public Library. After her retirement from teaching she continued to read, research, and write and eventually donated 600 to 800 books to establish the first public library in El Paso and the State of Texas.

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Sonnichsen, C. L. 1968. Pass of the North: Four Centuries on the Rio Grande, University of El Paso: Texas Western Press.