El Paso is located in the west corner of the state of Texas in the southwest part of the United States. Pueblos, original inhabitants, lived in the southwest. Nomadic Indians such as the Mansos, Sumas, Janos, Piros, Tiguas, Tompiros, Tanos and Jemez also inhabited the area. The Spanish settled the area in 1682 and named it Ysleta. Juan María Ponce de León established the first permanent settlement in 1827. El Paso del Norte (the Pass of the North). It is situated on the banks of the Rio Grande opposite Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. The city is divided into two sections by the Franklin Mountains. One of the country’s largest military army complexes, Fort Bliss, is located in the east and northeast of the city and training areas stretching north into New Mexico. El Paso is a major entry point from Mexico. El Paso was once an important copper refining hub but now manufacturing is the main industry. Some of the products manufactured are food production, electronic equipment, plastics, construction materials, clothing, and medical equipment. Annual high temperature is 78°F with annual low being 52°F making the average temperature 65°F. Population is just over 890,000. A very diverse culture made up of Native American, American and Mexican influence is evident in the cuisine and atmosphere of El Paso. Typical delicious multicultural fare would be nachos, fajitas, chili con carne, chalupas and crispy tacos. Beef, beans, corn and spices are the mainstay. Some notable restaurants to try while in El Paso are Café Mayapan, Café Central, Cattleman’s Steakhouse, Tabla, El Fenix, Ninfa’s, Chuy’s and Casa Olé. Some notable people from El Paso are Vikki Carr, Aaron Sanchez, Adam Duritz, Stevie Nicks, Debbie Reynolds, F. Murray Abraham and Thomas Haden Church. El Paso International Airport.
Sights & Sounds
Railroad and Transportation Museum, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Zoo, SunBowl.
College & University
University of Texas at El Paso, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, El Paso Community College, Brightwood College (formerly Kaplan College-El Paso).
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