The Texas State Historical Association is assembling in El Paso on March
3-5 for its
115th annual meeting. El Paso, in addition to being one of the
fastest-growing cities in the state, also has some of the richest
history in the state, going back to the Spanish explorations of the
1500s and the establishment of missions in the late 1600s. It seems
fitting to focus our ninth TSHA quiz on the unique history of El Paso.
As with our prior eight TSHA contests, this is an open-book quiz, and we
encourage you to consult our printed New Handbook of Texas or the
Handbook of Texas Online, which has received well over 40 million page
views since it was launched in 1999. You will also enjoy traveling
through our recently launched TSHA Online site, which includes
significantly broader and deeper information than the prior TSHA site,
including an archive of the first twenty-one volumes of the
Southwestern Historical Quarterly. We will continue to add to this
valuable resource in the months and years ahead.
Congratulations to Mary G. Ramos and Mark West, who submitted the only
two 100-percent-correct entries to our last quiz (The Great State of
Texas, Part II, which can be reviewed in our
quiz archive). There were several school groups that achieved 90 percent
scores. We are getting good participation from an increasing number of
school groups, and hope that you will continue to spread the word.