History of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo
Travel Down the Mission Trail
Scholars' Bookshelf
Missions Bibliography
Ysleta Bibliography
Roster of El Paso Area Tribal Leaders
Native American Water Use Chronology
Tigua Military History
Early Accounts & Bibliography
Tigua Participation at Texas State Fair
Travel Links & More
Ysleta Land Grant Chronology
Acknowledgments / Resources
Travel Links & More

Websites, Historical Societies, Historic Preservation,
Chambers of Commerce

El Paso Convention and Visitors Bureau



Discover El Paso, El Paso Convention and Visitors Center

Telephone 915/534-0693

Telephone 915/534-0653 International Tourism

Address: Civic Center (Santa Fe & Main) Downtown El Paso

Texas Tourism

Texas Tourism (Office of the Governor Economic Development and Tourism located in Austin, Texas)

Telephone: 512/936-0101

Website: www.travel.state.tx.us/travelresearch.aspx

Texas Tourism Division

Box 12728

Austin, Texas (El Paso Missions & Guadalupe Mission in Cd. Juárez, Mexico)

Free Travel Information Packet – call 1-800-8888-TEX


Texas Mountain Trail Region (Majestic Landscape of Far West Texas)

Website: http://www.texasmountaintrail.com/home/index.asp

El Paso Area Cultural Websites

Borderlands - Historical/Cultural Website, produced by El Paso Community College (excellent source of Heritage Tourism)

Website: www.epcc.edu/nwlibrary/ (hit Border Studies and then Borderlands)

El Paso County Website El Paso County History.

Location: 500 E. San Antonio Street, El Paso, Texas 79901

Telephone: 915/546-2041; 915/546-2000 for General Directory.

Website: http://www.epcounty.com/ History of El Paso del Norte (illustrated with text and tourist/travel information with excellent information on Ysleta and Socorro Missions and San Elizario Presidial Chapel and Los Portales Museum and Visitors Center).

El Paso Gold (Videos on regional history – Gunfighters of the Old West, Magoffin Home and more on El Paso and the Old West), Capstone Productions.

Jackson Polk, Producer of El Paso Gold Series

Telephone 915/833-8700

Website: http://www.elpasogold.com/

(The Leon Metz Radio Show on local history with Jackson Polk - 10:05AM-12Noon at KTSM AM 690 Radio El Paso).

El Paso History

Roots (Texas) Contains historical information on many subjects – San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society (http://www.rootsweb.com/~txseghs/)

and the San Elizario Cemetery (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txseghs/)

Handbook of Texas (TSHA Online) (http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/)

Contains historical information on the State of Texas, including the El Paso region (an excellent resource). TSHA Online is sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the General Libraries of the University of Texas at Austin.

Visit Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Tourist/travel information: http://www.elpasosouthwest.com/region.asp?menu=mx
(Also see below: Museums of Juárez)

Historical Societies

El Paso County Historical Society (non-profit)

Jane Burges Perenot Research Archives

Location: 603 W. Yandell Drive, El Paso, Texas 79901 (P.O. Box 28, El Paso, Texas 79940)

Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 9AM-4 PM; Friday 9AM-3PM.

Telephone 915/533-3603

Website: http://www.elpasohistory.com/

El Paso Mission Trail Association (non-profit)

Location: in San Elizario, just off the Plaza in the Adobe Horseshoe

Telephone 915/534-0630.

Website: http://www.missiontrail.com/

San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society

Location: Los Portales Museum & Information Center (non-profit sponsor of Los Portales Museum and Information Center)

Location: in historic San Elizario just off the Placita (1521 San Elizario Road, San Elizario, Texas 79849.

Telephone: 915/851-1682.

Website: http://www.rootsweb.com/~txseghs/

XII Travelers Memorial of the Southwest (Large-Scale Sculpture Walk Through History), Over 400 years at the Pass of the North.

Location: Gallery and Offices (by appointment only): 303 Texas Avenue, Suite 400 (Bassett Tower Bldg), El Paso Texas, 799901.

Executive Board mailing address: P.O. Box 220243, El Paso, Texas 79913, Telephone Website: 915/533-6448. Website http://www.12travelers.org/

Email: 12travelers@sbcglobal.net

Historic Preservation

Cornerstones Community Partnership (Historic Preservation non-profit organization)


Email: info@cstones.org

Cornerstones Community Partnership

227 Otero Street

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Telephone (505) 982-9521

Note: The Socorro Mission was recently restored by a long-term restoration project achieved by Cornerstones Community Partnerships (Pat Taylor Project Coordinator 1t88046@aol.com

And Jean Fulton, Assistant Coordinator jeanfulton@earthlink.net

The Socorro Mission Preservation Project

328 S. Neverez Road, El Paso, Texas 79927.

Telephone 915/585-4655.

El Paso City & County/Chambers of Commerce

El Paso, City of



2 Civic Center Plaza (Santa Fe Street), 1st Floor, El Paso, Texas 79901
Telephone (915) 533-1316

El Paso Chamber of Commerce – Travel/Tourism & Economic Development

Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce

Location: 10 Civic Center Plaza (Santa Fe Street), El Paso.

Telephone 915/534-0500

Website: http://www.ephcc.org/

El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Location: 201 E. Main Street, Suite 100, El Paso, Texas 79901

Telephone 915/566-4066

Website: http://www.ephcc.org/

El Paso Black Chamber of Commerce

Location: One Texas Tower, 109 N. Oregon Street, Suite 212, El Paso, Texas 79901-1153

Telephone 915/534-0570

Website: http://www.elpasoblackchamber.com/

El Paso Regional Economic Development Corporation (non-profit)

The El Paso regional Economic Development Corporation (REDCO) is a non-profit funded by the local private sector to serve and promote economic development.

Phone 915/534-0523

Website: http://www.elpasoredco.org/