A City Is Born

A City Is Born (HMPD9)

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

N 31° 45.467', W 106° 29.348'

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On this site, with Butterfield Stages rumbling by, stood a saloon operated by Ben S. Dowell, who became the first Mayor of El Paso on August 15, 1873; with Aldermen John F. Evans, John S. Gillette, Andrew Hornick, Thomas N. Massie, Joseph Schutz and William Tryer their first official act was to pass ordinance No. 1, making it illegal for any person to bathe in El Paso's water and drinking supply?namely, an acequia which ran 150 feet forth of this location.

From this inauspicious beginning grew a great city at this pass of the north a crossroads of the western hemisphere. This bronze is dedicated to those who through the years have helped shape the destiny of El Paso, to its rightful place in the affairs of man, an international city of strength, warmth and continuing opportunity for all its people?our El Paso.

HM NumberHMPD9
Year Placed1973
Placed ByThe State National Bank of El Paso, Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 7:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 358967 N 3514553
Decimal Degrees31.75778333, -106.48913333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 45.467', W 106° 29.348'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 45' 28.02" N, 106° 29' 20.88" W
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Area Code(s)915
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 S El Paso St, El Paso TX 79901, US
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