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Legacy of the Railroad Brown Bag Lecture


The Las Cruces Railroad Museum will host a lecture at noon on Tuesday, April 14. Prince McKenzie, commissioner of the El Paso County Historical Commission and founder of the Railroad and Transportation Museum of El Paso, will present The Cultural Legacy of the Transcontinental Railroad in the Southwest.

McKenzie is a descendent of a pioneer family that came to this area in 1881 to help with the building of the railroads. In the 1880s, four railroads were built in the El Paso area:  the Santa Fe; Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio (GH&SA); Texas Pacific; and the Southern Pacific. The impact their arrival had on this area was enormous. Shipping goods in from eastern factories, opening new markets for local goods and produce, and simplifying passenger travel, all helped change the region.

Light refreshments served.  For more information, please call 575/647-4480.

The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street, at the intersection of Las Cruces Ave.

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