Genealogist Barbara Hooten Clawson will lead a discussion about the life of Richard Burges, her great-grandfather, as highlighted in a diary he wrote between 1891 and 1898.
The diary recounts Burges’s life in El Paso, a town quickly becoming a bustling city after the arrival of the railroads in 1881. The diary ultimately tells the story of a young man whose life was transforming in a city undergoing its own incredible changes.
Within the subsequent three decades, Richard Burges became El Paso city attorney and drafted our first city charter, served as representative in the Texas legislature, took part in an expedition that lead to the designation of Carlsbad Caverns as a National Monument, and fought in World War I as a major.
The diary was recently published by Mrs. Hooten Clawson and the El Paso County Historical Society, and copies will be available for $15 (+sales tax) following the presentation. Please join us for this wonderful event!
For more information please contact Robert Diaz, El Paso County Historical Society, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 915-533-3603.
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The El Paso Public Library and Parks and Recreation will celebrate the 21st year of their Día de los Niños. Día de los Libros program will be on Saturday, April 29th from 10 AM to 4 PM at Washington Park. As always, there will be plenty of free activities, entertainment and books for all children and families that attend. Admission will be completely free. Free parking will be available at the El Paso County Coliseum. Sun Metro will provide free transportation on Sun Metro buses for all children age 6 to 18 years of age.
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As always head over to your Richard Burges Library and be very eco-friendly and check out our books on recycling, gardening and other green living books and DVDs!