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El Paso in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

El Paso's First Newspaper

 
 
El Paso's First Newspaper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
1. El Paso's First Newspaper Marker
Inscription.
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.
 
Location. 31° 45.512′ N, 106° 29.333′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is at the intersection of South El Paso Street and Pioneer Plaza, on the right when traveling north on South El Paso Street. Click for map. Marker is located at Pioneer Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: El Paso TX 79901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fray García de San Francisco (a few steps from this marker); LULAC (a few steps from this marker); The Woman's Club of El Paso (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Plaza (a few steps from this marker);
El Paso's First Newspaper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
2. El Paso's First Newspaper Marker
El Paso (a few steps from this marker); The First Kindergarten in Texas (a few steps from this marker); Site of United States Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Paso Del Norte (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in El Paso.
 
Categories. Communications
 
Pioneer Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
3. Pioneer Plaza
El Paso's First Newspaper Marker is on far left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 498 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Close-Up photo of the signage above the marker. • Can you help?
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