Hotel Paso Del Norte, El Paso

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101 South El Paso Street (915) 534-3000

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    Historic Hotel Paso Del Norte

    by atufft Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Perhaps surprisingly, El Paso is considerably younger than other pueblos, such as Santa Fe and Taos, and even some mission buildings within 15 miles of town, all of which were founded in the 16th century by the Spanish. El Paso rather had it's start first as a place on the Rio Grande where the river could be forded, a sort of resting place known as the El Paso del Norte. By 1873, Juarez became a city on one side of the river-border, and EL Paso a stage coach stop and saloon on the other. In the 1880's, gunfighters and cattle rustlers, both Texan and Mexican, produced a reputation for the town as the ''Six-Shooter Capital.'' Ambitious city fathers built the city quickly after this period though, and by 1910, El Paso had the comparatively large and impressive brick and terracota Hotel Paso Del Norte. The exterior appears to have been restored, and there's a busy bar inside the main entrance. The hotel has been renamed to El Camino Real, and the link below provides more details. I didn't check to see what the hotel rates were; however, this building is also notable for being located on the site of the city's first buildings.

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