In 1956, Tom Lea created a pen & ink drawing of The Arrival of the First Train in El Paso to commemorate its 75th anniversary.
Key figures of El Paso history can be identified in it, including Tom’s dog, Boodle.
Prince McKenzie, the executive director of the Railroad & Transportation Museum of El Paso, explores the history of the railroad and its consequences.
He is a descendant of a pioneer family that has been involved in the history of the Southwest and Northern Mexico since 1881.
After the talk, Prince will walk the group to the Railroad & Transportation Museum of El Paso, to view firsthand the train that served as the model.
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