I am pleased to announce that we will soon be adding more historic issues of the El Paso Herald, from 1898-1901.
Very soon, you will be able to read the dramatic account of the joint execution of Antonio Flores and Geronimo Parra, on January 5, 1900. Each man concealed sharpened daggars within their jail cells, and one was brave enough to try to fight off his guards.
As you’re paging through these newly digitized issues, pay close attention to the “Link & Pen” sections, where you can stay abreast of local events from the editor’s perspective. You can do anything from keeping up on the Texas & Pacific icehouse building progress in Sante Fe to following the complications from coal shortages and smallpox.
To learn how everything will turn out, keep your eyes peeled for the new issues of the El Paso Herald!
Digitization of these issues was generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, through the National Digital Newspaper Program.