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As I’ve been researching Avalos, I’ve come across many references to El Paso, Texas (as you can imagine). I thought you might enjoy a photo of a beautiful painting by artist Leon Trousset, entitled “A View of El Paso”, 1885. What a kinder, gentler view of the city where I grew up. His journey to El Paso is an interesting one. Please read more about the artist and his painting which is housed in the El Paso Museum of Art.

Leon Trousset.com This website discusses the history of the painting: 1885-El Paso, Texas, Friday morning, January 23, 1885, a news article entitled: A FINE OIL PAINTING OF EL PASO. “The work of Léon Trousset will be raffled at the Acme saloon: 60 chances, one dollar each. Let everybody see it.”

El Paso Times, January 2006

El Paso Times, January 11, 2006

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