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Talk- Birth of the American Southwest: The Oñate Expedition

Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
El Paso Museum of History
510 N. Santa Fe St.
El Paso, TX 79901
knoedlerjm@elpasotexas.gov
(915) 212-3163

Talk- Birth of the American Southwest: The Oñate Expedition

In 1598, Don Juan de Oñate raised his flag and took official possession of all the land into which the Rio del Norte (Rio Grande) drained. The colonization of Nuevo México (New Mexico) was instrumental to the world we know today. This talk will be given by Al Borrego, director of the San Elizario Historic District, president of the San Elizario Genealogy & Historical Society, and historian for the Sociedad Cultural de España. Mr. Borrego will explore questions and discuss why the historic truths give us an ominous view of what actually happened, why it happened, and how it happened.

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