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"As railroads arrived in El Paso in 1881 and 1882, the town quickly outgrew its existing news source, the “Notice Tree” in Pioneer Plaza. A predominantly Mexican town of approximately 800 residents at the start of 1881, El Paso doubled in size between May and June of that year, with the population exceeding 10,000 by 1888. Barron F. Deal and James P. Baker profited from this remarkable growth, publishing the first issue of the El Paso Herald on April 2, 1881. The Herald began as a four-page weekly. Although briefly published daily as the El Paso Herald, the paper retained its weekly format for several years, becoming the Sunday Herald in 1884; a daily edition was added in 1888. The Herald circulated throughout West Texas and Northern Mexico. A true border publication, the paper pri...See More
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