description

EL PASO DEL NORTE. As they approached the Rio Grande from the south, Spanish explorers in the colonial period viewed two mountain ranges rising out of the desert with a deep chasm between. This site they named El Paso del Norte (the Pass of the North), and it became the location of two future border cities, Ciudad Juárez on the south or right bank of the Rio Grande and El Paso, Texas, on the opposite side of the river. The arrival of the first Spanish expedition at the Pass of the North in 1581 marked the beginning of more than 400 years of history in the El Paso area. It was followed in 1598 by the colonizing expedition under Juan de Oñate. On April 30, 1598, in a ceremony at a site near present San Elizario, Oñate took formal possession of the entire territory drained by the Rio Grande and brought Spanish civilization to the Pass of the North.

http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hdelu

Uploaded on 08.08.2014 by El Paso Museum of History

Out of Area / Out of Area, (1880 - 1889), Landmark

  • San Jacinto Plaza

Buildings made of adobe are around plaza.

Your comment will be visible after the El Paso Museum staff has reviewed it. This usually happens within 24 hours.

Thank you for your comment

El Paso Del Norte-Juarez - 1882

Report this entry

Choose the most important reason for this report

Your name

Your email address

Optional detail

Thank you for your report

More from the same community-collection

Coach Spilsbury and Football Team, 1990

Coach Spilsbury and Football Team, Juarez Stake Academy, Colonia Juarez, 1990. Coach Max Spilsbury was the Lobos coach from 1970-2000...

Colonial Centennial 2

Culture night school program as part of Colonial Centennial, Curtis Whetten and Tammy Ruvalcaba, Juarez Stake Academy, August 1985.

Colonial Centennial 1

Culture night school program as part of Colonial Centennial, Curtis Whetten and Denise Hatch, Juarez Stake Academy, Colonia Juarez, August...

Halloween Fair 1981

Halloween Fair at the Church Meetinghouse. Curtis Whetten (7) and Shawn Whetten (8). October 1981

4th Grade Class Picture

Taken in front of La Primaria, the old Elementary School, Juarez Stake Academy, Colonia Juarez, Mexico 1984-1985 1st Row L-R:...

Ranch Life

Pablo Quintana, Arturo Ordaz, Curtis Whetten with Calf, Luis FImbres

Shawn's Birthday Party

Leo Duncan, Curtis Whetten, and LaVon Whetten at the Whetten House, Colonia Juarez 1979

Fun at the Ranch!

Curtis Whetten on horse, Josco, at Grandfathers horse ranch in Rancho Alamito, Mexico. December 13, 1979

Concrete Pool

L-R Shawn Whetten, Curtis Whetten and Randy Schmidt in concrete pool in Rancho Nogales, Mexico 1977

Tub Time

Tub Time Curtis Whetten and Shawn Whetten Rancho Nogales, Mexico 1975?

Alamito

Alamito Curtis Whetten Rancho Alamito, Mexico September 1975

Baby Curtis in a Cowboy Hat

Baby Curtis in a Cowboy Hat March 1975? Aunt Relva Whetten and Curtis Whetten

Travis Hatch Wedding Family Picture

B-Garrett, Gerald F-Berkley, Gregory, Randall, Quintin, Carol, Trent was on his mission. 2000

Gerald Hatch Family Picture 1992B

B-Trent, Travis, Garrett F-Randall, CArol, Quintin, Berkley, Gerald, Gregory. Just before Trent left for his mission taken in the front...

Gerald Hatch Family Picture, 1992

B-Travis, Carol, Gerald, Garrett, Trent F-Gregory, Berkley, Quintin, Randall. Just before Trent left for his mission, taken in the back...