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THE "OLD RELIABLE." TELEPHONE 114
PURE DISTILLED WATER ICE
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
El Paso Ice & Refrigerator Co,
El Paso, G'exas
Our El Paso City Directory for 1901 showed the city to have a popu-
lation of 21,792. Our 1906 edition, just issued, shows a population of 38-
135, an increase of 16,333, Or 75 per cent, in the city's growth in five years.
During this period, there has been no boom to attract and no great com-
mercial enterprise has come to bring a large number of persons for some
single purpose. The growth has been steady and natural, such as has been
required to meet the improving conditions and increasing necessities of the
The coming year promises to bring the greatest growth in El Paso's
history, through the coming of the general offices, divisional headquarters
and mechanical department of the El Paso and Southwestern System. This
system has in course of construction great shops and a large office building
to meet these new conditions.
To meet the wants of and her obligations to her new citizens, El Paso
has shown her enterprise in building two magnificent new schools; in ex-
bending her streets; in laying out and grading others; in the erection of new
residences as rapidly as her money would command the material and labor
at home or in other markets; in a water system, furnishing an ample supply
of purest water to meet the necessities, not only of the present, but of her
future growth; in issuing bonds to pave and improve her streets; and in the
further extension of her already efficient electric railway system,
In his address at the opening of the Chicago Exposition, in describ-
ing the Chicago spirit, the mayor of that great city said: • 'Chicago never
conceived "anything she would not undertake and never undertook anything
she did not consummate." We believe El Paso has the same progressive
spirit, and that with her great trunk railways extending from ocean to ocean,
- from the great lakes to the gulf and to the very heart of Mexico; with her
natural geographical position as the southern gateway between the oceans
and .to Mexico; with the 200,000 acies of marvelous fertile lands of the Eio
Grande valleys, about to be reclaimed through irrigation, around her, the
chief commercial center of which she must be in the fruition of its develop-
ment; with the ever increasing development of the richest mining country
of the continent at her very doors; with all these, her natural advantages,
and the liberal and progressive spirit of her people, we believe El Paso will
continue to grow in commercial importance, and will continue, as she is to
day, the empire city of her vast territory; and that because of her unrivaled
climate, her magnificent schools, her unsurpassed facilities of transporta-
tion; her abundant supply of pure water and surpassing civic improvements,
she is destined also to become the home of the families of those controlling
and directing the development of the mineral wealth that yet lies hidden in
her vast tributory territory.
Thanking our friends and patrons for their many kindnesses and
generous patronage and wishing them a happy and prosperous new year,
we respectfully submit our El Paso City Directory for 1906.
JOHN F. WORLEY & CO..
Guarantees PERFECT SATISFACTION in
FIT, STYLE and QUALITY OF GOODS,
and can Suit the MOST FASTIDIOUS
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John F. Worley & Co. John F. Worley & Co.'s El Paso Directory for 1906, book, 1906; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth213977/m1/14/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at El Paso.