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Entry from December 23, 2011
El Pasoan (inhabitant of El Paso)

"El Pasoan” is the name of an inhabitant of El Paso, Texas. The name “El Pasoan” has been cited in print since at least 1886.


Wikipedia: Demonym
El Paso → El Pasoan

Wikipedia: El Paso, Texas
El Paso, (pronounced /ɛlˈpæsoʊ/) is a city in and the county seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States, and lies in far West Texas. In the 2010 census, the city had a population of 649,121. It is the sixth largest city in Texas and the 19th largest city in the United States. Its metropolitan area covers all of El Paso County, whose population in the 2010 census was 800,647.

El Paso stands on the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte), across the border from Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. The image to the right shows Downtown El Paso and Juárez, with the Juárez Mountains in the background. The two cities form a combined international metropolitan area, sometimes called Juarez-El Paso, with Juárez being the significantly larger of the two in population. Together they have a combined population of 2 million, with Juárez accounting for 2/3 of the population. In 2010 El Paso was awarded an All-America City Award, the oldest community recognition program in the United States.

El Paso is home to the University of Texas at El Paso (founded in 1914 as The Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy, and later, Texas Western College; its present name dates from 1967) and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso. Fort Bliss, one of the largest military complexes of the United States Army, lies to the east and northeast of the city, with training areas extending north into New Mexico, up to the White Sands Missile Range and neighboring Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo. The Franklin Mountains extend into El Paso from the north and nearly divide the city into two sections, the western half forming the beginnings of the Mesilla Valley and with the eastern slopes connecting in the central business district at the south end of the mountain range.

Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
El Paso geographical name \el-ˈpa-(ˌ)sō\
Definition of EL PASO
city Texas at W tip on Rio Grande pop 563,662
El Paso·an \-ˈpa-sō-ən\ noun

13 August 1886, Dallas (TX) Morning News, pg. 4, col. 5:
El Paso Herald.
El Pasoans who return from Kingston report that a good many wealth seekers are “flying light” about the town.

16 September 1886, Dallas (TX) Morning News, pg. 4, col. 6:
The El Paso Tribune says:
Mr. Sedgwick is here. He is here as the representative of the government which all El Pasoans respect, however much they may criticize it in some particulars.

The Portal to Texas History
10 February 1888, Fort Worth (TX) Weekly Gazette, pg. 4, col. 5:
The doctor said he had but little time to spare, but thought he could tell something that would be of interest to El Pasoans.

OCLC WorldCat record
The Labor advocate and the El Pasoan
Author: El Paso Central Labor Union.; American Federation of Labor.; Texas State Federation of Labor.
Publisher: El Paso, Tex. : Henry M. Walker, 1911.
Edition/Format:  Newspaper : Microfilm : English

OCLC WorldCat record
My life in the Southwest; the memoir of Adah Hadlock, early day El Pasoan, amateur artist, champion golfer, avid wildcatter and gold seeker.
Author: Adah Hadlock; Kenneth A Goldblatt
Publisher: [El Paso] Texas Western Press, 1969.
Edition/Format:  Book : Biography : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Stories of El Pasoans yesterday and today
Author: Helen Roberts Coggeshall; Camille Kibler Craig
Publisher: El Paso, Tex. : [s.n.], 1973.
Edition/Format:  Book : Biography : English

OCLC WorldCat record
El Paso city services to older El Pasoans
Publisher: El Paso, TX : Mayor’s Advisory Board on Aging, 1989.
Edition/Format:  Book : English

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