Sunday, June 24, 2012

The intersection of Magoffin and San Antonio streets in El Paso c. 1890s
(photo from the collection of the El Paso Historical Society)
Past the July 4th holiday, we're telling the story of the cycling craze in El Paso in 1895.  That year, in late June, El Paso was anticipating the arrival of famed cyclist, Annie Londonderry.  Cycling was a big, big sport and pastime in the city as well as many other cities in the United States.  There was a daily, front page column in the El Paso Herald newspaper. 

Here are some clips from June 24, 1895:

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