Timeline of El Paso, Texas facts for kids
Prior to 20th century
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- 1682 – Ysleta Mission established.
- 1848 – El Paso becomes part of the U.S. state of Texas per Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
- 1849 – U.S. military Fort Bliss established.
- 1850 – El Paso County created.
- 1873 – El Paso incorporated.
- 1876 – Lone Star newspaper begins publication.
- Southern Pacific Railroad begins operating.
- El Paso Times and El Paso Herald newspapers begin publication.
- 1882 – Avenida Lerdo–Stanton Street Bridge and Montgomery Building constructed.
- 1883 – First National Bank built.
- 1889 – McGinty Club active.
- 1890 – Population: 10,338.
- 1892 – Santa Fe Street bridge built.
- 1895 – El Paso Public Library founded.
- 1899 – American Smelting and Refining Company plant in operation.
- 1900 – White House Department Store in business.
- 1901 – El Paso Electric Company formed.
- Electric streetcar begins operating.
- Popular Dry Goods Department Store in business.
- 1906 – Union Depot opens.
- 1910 – Population: 39,279.
- 1911 – Anson Mills Building constructed.
- 1912 – Hotel Paso del Norte in business.
- Roman Catholic Diocese of El Paso established.
- Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy opens.
- Bath Riots occurred to protest new U.S. immigration/entry requirements for Mexican's crossing the border.
- Cathedral Parish of Saint Patrick dedicated.
- 1919 – June 15–16: Battle of Ciudad Juárez occurs near El Paso.
- 1920 – Population: 77,560.
- 1921 – Ku Klux Klan active.
- 1922 – El Paso Post newspaper begins publication.
- 1924 – United States Border Patrol begins operating.
- 1925 – Cathedral High School established.
- 1926 – Orndorff Hotel built.
- 1928 – El Paso Municipal Airport built.
- Bassett Tower built.
- Plaza Theatre and El Paso Zoo open.
- Hilton Hotel in business.
- Population: 102,421.
- 1933 – Junior League of El Paso founded.
- 1935 – Sun Bowl football contest begins.
- 1936 – United States Court House built.
- El Paso Mothers’ Health Center opens.
- Kress Building constructed.
- 1938 – El Paso Ysleta Port of Entry established.
- 1939 – Fort Bliss National Cemetery established near city.
- 1940 – Population: 96,810 city; 131,067 county.
- Biggs Air Force Base begins operating near Fort Bliss.
- Ysleta–Zaragoza Bridge rebuilt.
- El Paso County Coliseum opens.
- 1946 – El Paso Drive-in cinema opens.
- 1948 – First city flag adopted.
- 1949 – Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy becomes Texas Western College
- Bronco Drive-In cinema opens.
- Population: 130,485.
- 1952 – Town of Anthony incorporated near El Paso.
- 1954 – El Paso County Historical Society founded.
- El Paso Museum of Art founded.
- Sunland Park Racetrack opens in nearby Sunland Park, New Mexico.
- El Paso Aerial Tramway begins operating.
- Northgate Mall opens with "acres of parking"
- Population: 276,687.
- 1961 – Village of Vinton incorporated near El Paso.
- Bassett Place shopping mall in business.
- Chase Tower built.
- New city flag adopted.
- 1963 – Sun Bowl stadium opens.
- U.S. Supreme Court decides El Paso v. Simmons contract-related lawsuit.
- Fox Theatre (cinema) opens.
- Cordova Bridge built.
- Texas Western College becomes University of Texas at El Paso.
- El Paso BOTA Port of Entry built per Chamizal treaty.
- 1969 – San Jacinto Plaza remodelled.
- 1970 – Population: 322,261.
- El Paso Genealogical Society founded.
- Wells Fargo Plaza hi-rise built.
- September: Raza Unida Party convention held in El Paso.
- El Paso Community College established.
- 1973 – Biggs Air Force Base becomes Biggs Army Airfield at Fort Bliss.
- Civic Center opens.
- Cielo Vista Mall, first enclosed air-conditioned shopping center, opens.
- Chamizal National Memorial established.
- 1977 – El Paso Museum of Archaeology established.
- 1981 – Foreign trade zone established.
- 1983 – Kayser Building constructed.
- Franklin Mountains State Park opens.
- Sun Metro Mass Transit System active.
- Sunland Park Mall in business.
- Horizon City incorporated near El Paso.
- 1989 – El Paso Patriots soccer team formed.
- 1990 – Population: 515,342 city; 591,610 county.
- 1997 – Silvestre Reyes becomes U.S. representative for Texas's 16th congressional district.[relevant? ]
- 1998 – City website online (approximate date).[chronology citation needed]
- 1999 – Chihuahuan Desert Gardens established.
- 2000 – Population: 563,662 city; 679,622 county.
- Carolina Park skatepark opens.
- Cinemark West cinema in business.
- 2004 – International news media reports on ongoing female homicides in Ciudad Juárez area.
- El Diario de El Paso Spanish-language newspaper begins publication.
- Railroad and Transportation Museum of El Paso established.
- Major flooding from up to 10 inches of rain in one week.
- El Paso Marathon begins.
- El Paso Skatepark Association formed.
- 2008 – Borderzine website launched.
- December 17: Mexican drone crashes down in El Paso.
- Population: 649,121 city; 800,647 county.
- 2011 – Worst drought in a decade.
- ASARCO smokestacks demolished.
- City Hall demolished to make room for Southwest University Park baseball stadium.
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