A Brief History of El Paso
People have lived in the El Paso region for thousands of years, with the earliest known cultures being maize farmers. The Manso, Suma, and Jumano tribes populated the area when the Spanish arrived, and they were subsequently incorporated into the mestizo culture.
While El Paso was under Mexican control after the Mexican War of Independence, it took about ten years after the Texas Revolution before the villages that now make up El Paso to come under meaningful Texan control. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo finally made the settlements on the north bank of the Rio Grande a part of the US and separated the settlements on the southern bank (then El Paso del Norte, now Juarez) as part of Mexico.
The boundary between Texas and New Mexico, in spite of history and geography, made the town part of Texas. El Paso is a unique city for being a city that crosses state and international boundaries. It is closely connected to the cultures of both New Mexico and Mexico, not just Texas, and the economy relies on people regularly crossing back and forth over the state and international borders.
Two Dr. John M. Purdy DDS Locations Right in El Paso, TX
We love serving the people of El Paso and helping them achieve their dental health goals. Whether that means essential preventative dentistry through regular cleaning appointments, something more advanced like dental implants, or even emergency treatments in the case of an injury, we look forward to being your partners in lifelong dental health. Check this map if you need directions to our McRae practice and this map for our Mesa practice.
If you are unsure whether your situation is considered a dental emergency, do not hesitate to contact us anyway. We quickly diagnose and determine the gravity of the problem and treat you according to your emergency needs promptly. Sometimes life happens, and there are just times when dental care is immediately needed. In these times, an emergency dentist is who you need to call.
Discover the Best of El Paso, TX
A great place to go in El Paso is the zoo! The El Paso Zoo is just a fifteen-minute drive southeast of our Mesa location or fifteen minutes west of our McRae location. It’s a great size for young children to visit without getting too tired. The facilities are clean and well run, and the animals are happy and healthy. The kids will love the petting zoo with friendly animals like rabbits and goats.
Another great thing to see in the area is Franklin Mountains State Park, which offers a variety of hiking trails from short and easy to long and challenging. It’s a wonderful place for couples to go and enjoy beautiful views at one of the largest urban parks in the country. Campers and rock climbers will also love this beautiful park.