Tom Lea: How the Railroad Transformed El Paso

thu01dec5:30 pmthu8:00 pm5:30 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-07:00) Tom Lea: How the Railroad Transformed El PasoThe Arrival of the First Train in El Paso

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Tom Lea: How the Railroad Transformed El Paso

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. We love to share images from our events with our social media audience. By RSVPing and/or attending the event you consent for us to share photos that may be taken of you at the event.

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(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-07:00)

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