Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Event: El Paso and the Real Old West

Museums & Cultural Affairs Department


For Immediate Release: December 29, 2010

Contact: Juli Lozano, Public Affairs @ 541-4915 or 474-4773

The El Paso Museum of History Presents

El Paso and the Real Old West

Thursday, December 30, 2010

1 PM to 4 PM


Visit the El Paso Museum of History on Thursday, December 30th, from 1 to 4:00 PM and enjoy El Paso and the Real Old West.

Come join Six Guns and Shady Ladies who will shoot it out with the Paso Del Norte Pistoleros to see who will rule the Sun City. Tribal dances by the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo and Mariachi by students from El Paso Community College under the direction of Anji Morgan-Thornton will be on hand to entertain you. There will be a “fashion show” as ladies mingle with the crowd to show off their finery. A special exhibit of antique firearms will be on view for this day only. Hands-on activities will include trying on old west clothes, riding a saddle, grinding coffee, making rope, grinding corn, using a chuck box, and branding your own piece of wood to take home. This year a special appearance will be made by Jaime “Jimmy” Portillo who is the writer/creator of the new local comic book series Hell Paso: The story of Dallas Stoudenmire which is based on the history of an El Paso marshal who served from 1881 to 1882. Portillo’s series was made possible with a generous grant from the Wild West History Association. He will be on hand to discuss how he created his series and to sign copies of his book which will be available in the museum gift shop A Step Back in Time.

For information, call Sue Taylor at 915-351-3588 or email at

Images courtesy of the El Paso Museum of History

Caption: Shoot out at the old Cleveland Square

Felipe Ribas-Normand sees what it’s like to be a cowboy.

The El Paso Museum of History exists for the educational benefit of the community and visitors. It promotes the understanding and significance of the rich multicultural and multinational history of the border region known as the Pass of the North.

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