El Paso's First Newspaper

El Paso's First Newspaper (HMPD4)

Location: El Paso, TX 79901 El Paso County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 45.512', W 106° 29.333'

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El Paso Del Norte where the Centuries Meet
El Paso's First Newspaper
Near this spot in 1860, grew a cottonwood tree on whose broad breast were posted many public and private notices. In one of these on August 6th, 1860, Anson Mills denounced J.S. Gillett, W. J. Morton and J. R. Sipes as willful and malicious scoundrels' for calling him an Abolitionist. In reply these men called Mills a damned Black Republican and a contemptible pup. Many notices such as these, caused our first citizens to carry shooting irons on all occasions.
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 3:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 358992 N 3514635
Decimal Degrees31.75853333, -106.48888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 45.512', W 106° 29.333'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 45' 30.72" N, 106° 29' 19.98" W
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Area Code(s)915
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 152-198 W Mills Ave, El Paso TX 79901, US
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