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August 27, 2008



i love to hear stories about el paso's history!....thanks for the lesson

Charles Baudelaire

The only worthwhile blog on this site. Thank you.


Great research... How 'bout getting Leon Metz to chime in and send out some articles!

Robert S. Burke

The story of Charles Fusselman's life ends with the death of a great man.


I loved this soooo much, its helped me A LOT with a project I'm doing in school on local history!!

Cheri Fusselman Nelson

This was a great account of our relative Charles H. Fusselman one that I hadn't heard in detail. Thank you so much for your research. This will add interest to our family legacy. Stories to be told to my newest grandson, Garrett Fusselman.

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A great man is always willing to be little—R. W. Emerson
It is not enough to be industrious, so are the ants. What are you industrious for?— H. D. Thoreau


Texas needs to bring the gallows back! (sorry, someone had to say it!)

Dennis Hermreck

Antonio Flores was my great-grandfather. His son Jose Flores was my Grandfather and came to Kansas working for the Santa Fe RR at the turn of the century. Throughout his life we knew nothing of Grandpa's past; he would of been 13 at the time of his father's hanging. My sister discovered this episode years after my Grandpa died in 1977. To say the least it stunned us all. My gramdpa was a good and gentle man who spent his life working for the ATSF RR in Kansas. His daughter (my mother) is soon to be 90. We (his family) are still discovering things about the incident and life in Smeltertown. Absolutely any information would be fantastic. Thank you in advance.
Dennis Hermreck
Garnett, Ks.

K.L. Wilden

Just read your post Mr Hermreck. The history community knows little about Antonio Flores beyond his grisly ending. While the papers do tell us he was buried in the "catholic cemetery", we don't know for sure which cemetery, and where in said cemetery. Do you and or any of you family members know anything, and be willing to share with us in El Paso?

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Mr. Antonio Flores raped and murded my great-grandmother Ramona Biscaina-Garcia in El Paso, Texas. She passed away from the grisly attach on March 29, 1899. My grandfather who was 9 yrs old at the time wittnessed it all. Mr. Flores was obsessed with my great-grandmoth and one day as she walked from church he asked her to go with him. She refused and he became incensed and attacked her with his dagger. The story is in the El Paso Herald dated January 5, 1900. WE HOPE HE CONTINUES TO ROT IN HELL!!!

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Trish Long is the El Paso Times’ archivist and spends her time in the morgue, where the newspaper keeps its old clippings and photos. View this blog at its new home at http://blogs.elpasotimes.com/morgue/
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