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The revolution in Mexico.

The revolution in Mexico.

Date: 1911
Creator: Burges, William H. (William Henry), 1867-1946
Description: Printed copy of a speech given by William H. Burges, who was a prominent El Paso lawyer and businessman, in the presence of both Francisco Madero and General Juan Navarro. The speaker urges the audience to support the establishment of Madero’s government in Mexico.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at El Paso
[El Paso: The Story of a City]

[El Paso: The Story of a City]

Date: 1910
Creator: El Paso Chamber of Commerce (Tex.)
Description: Promotional publication of the El Paso (Texas) Chamber of Commerce, extolling the virtues of the city and region, especially its agricultural, business, manufacturing, and recreational attractions. It contains many reproductions of photographs of houses, businesses, scenery, and industry. It includes statistics about agricultural production and lists of mines served by the smelters and refineries.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
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