La Patria Newspaper

La Patria Newspaper (HM15A4)

Location: El Paso, TX 79901 El Paso County
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N 31° 45.364', W 106° 29.31'

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317 South El Paso Street was the site of a leading pro-Villista Spanish language newspaper, La Patria, published by Silvestre Terrazas, a member of the oligarchic Chihuahuan Terrazas family. Terrazas wrote for La Revista Catolica and founded El Correo de Chihuahua in 1899. He originally supported the policies of the Diaz government but in 1907 he was briefly detained by the government after penning an editorial criticizing police handling of a bank robbery. After being threatened with imprisonment, Terrazas fled to El Paso where he helped revolutionaries in their fight against Diaz. He established an intelligence center, gathered military information, and served as an intermediary between Francisco "Pancho" Villa and Venustiano Carranza. In 1915 he briefly returned to Mexico to serve in the Villa government. He returned to El Paso once again and from 1919 to 1924 published La Patria to promote the Villista cause.
HM NumberHM15A4
Placed ByEl Paso County Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 1:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 359025 N 3514361
Decimal Degrees31.75606667, -106.48850000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 45.364', W 106° 29.31'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 45' 21.84" N, 106° 29' 18.60" W
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Area Code(s)915
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 315 S El Paso St, El Paso TX 79901, US
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