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  Homework Help  |  El Paso, TX Regional Information
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El Paso  
  El Paso County Historical Society
http://www.elpasohistory.com/
The El Paso County Historical Society studies local El Paso and El Paso County history. Also, their collections are available to the public for research and information.
  El Paso Facts
http://www.guestlife.com/
elpaso/facts/facts.html
This is a site for visitors to El Paso. They provide a page that has some interesting facts about El Paso. (No sources are given.) 
  Handbook of Texas Online: El Paso, TX
http://www.tshaonline.org/
handbook/online/articles/hde01
For those wanting a general history of El Paso, this is the page to read.  Covers the history from the 1500's to the present. Please note the bibliography at the end of the article for further reading.
El Paso Points of Interest  
  The El Paso Mission Trail
http://www.epcounty.com/history/
missiontrail.htm#Soccoro


Ysleta Mission
http://ysletamission.org/about/

Socorro Mission Preservation Project
http://www.epcounty.com/history/
socorro_preservation.htm


Chapel of San Elizario Walking Tour
http://www.epcounty.com/history/
saneli_walkingtour.htm
Visit some of the oldest missions in the United States. Read about the Mission Ysleta, Mission Socorro, and the Chapel San Elizario. 
  Mt. Cristo Rey
http://epcc.libguides.com/content.php?pid=309255&sid=2618610
A brief history of the monument of Christ on top of Mt. Cristo Rey.  Provided by Austin High School.
Photo of Mt. Cristo Rey Photo of Mt. Cristo Rey Photo of Our Lady of Fatima Photo of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Cristo Rey Cristo Rey Our Lady of Fatima Our Lady of Guadalupe


Mt. Cristo Rey photographs by Laurel Lynn Indalecio 2002.
 

  El Paso Symphony Orchestra
http://www.epso.org
Established in the 1930's, it is the oldest performing arts organization in El Paso and the longest continuously running symphony orchestra in the state of Texas.
  El Paso Zoo
http://www.elpasozoo.org
The El Paso Zoo is an eighteen-acre home to about 240 species of animals. Approximately 500 mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds, 700 fish and 500 invertebrates live in a variety of natural habitat exhibits. Check it out!
  The Plaza Theatre
http://elpasolive.com/venues/
plaza_theatre
Designed as a modern film house with the flexibility of presenting stage shows, the Plaza theatre is known as "the Showplace of the Southwest."  Come check it out!
  Wyler Arial Tramway
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/
state-parks/wyler-aerial-tramway
The tramway ride is a memorable experience offering a vista of the vastness and stark beauty of El Paso and the surrounding southwest area.
Museums  
  El Paso Holocaust Museum
and Study Center
http://www.elpasoholocaustmuseum.org
This website is very out of date.
This site gives general information about the museum.
  The El Paso Museum of Archaeology
at Wilderness Park
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/
arch_museum/
Formally the Wilderness Park Museum, this museum has exhibits of the Paleo-Indian, Archaic cultures, and more.
  El Paso Museum of Art
http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/
The El Paso Museum of Art also offers art classes and art camps for children.  Check it out!
  El Paso Museum of History
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/history
The El Paso Museum of History showcases 400 years of regional history through exhibits and programs. Check it out!
  Centennial Museum
http://admin.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=59900
Located at UTEP, the Centennial Museum is a cultural and natural history museum which focuses on the Southwest and Mexico.
  National Border Patrol Museum
http://www.borderpatrolmuseum.com/
This museum, the only one of its kind in the U.S., educates children about the history and activities of the U.S. Border Patrol.
  War Eagles Air Museum
http://www.war-eagles-air-museum.com/
The War Eagles Air Museum, located in Santa Teresa, NM collects, restores, and displays historical aircraft from World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Parks  
  Chamizal National Memorial
http://www.nps.gov/cham/
There is information about the park, events, and activities. Learn how to become a Junior Ranger.
  Chihuanhuan Desert Nature Park
http://www.asombro.org/naturepark.htm?mn=3&sm=3-0
The Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park, located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is dedicated to improving scientific literacy by fostering an understanding of the Chihuahuan Desert.
  Franklin Mountains State Park
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/franklin-mountains
This site, sponsored by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, provides information about the Franklin Mountains State Park.
  Hueco Tanks State Historical Site
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/hueco-tanks
This site, sponsored by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, provides information about the Hueco Tanks State Historical Site.
Texas  
  The Handbook of Texas Online
www.tshaonline.org/handbook/

 

The Handbook of Texas Online is an encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the General Libraries at UT Austin.  Use the search engine to find different articles.
  The Six National Flags of Texas

http://www.1uptravel.com/flag/flags/us-tx.html#six

http://www.toledo-bend.com/general/index.asp?request=sixflags
Two different sites that discuss the six different national flags that have flown over Texas. Pictures are included.
  State and Local Government
on the Net - Texas
http://www.statelocalgov.net/state-tx.cfm
This sight provides a directory of links to government controlled sites in Texas.
 
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