Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Good Service Dairy on Clark En El Barrio de San Juan
Watercolor on Paper circa 1980
The House is made of stone. It and some stalls still stand. It's hey days were in the 30's and 40's of the previous century, for many years the hey barn was home for many bats. The Southern Pacific Railroad Tracks, The Franklin Canal the Texas Company are The only things older in that area. Iglesia de San Juan Bautista was built around 1919. To the south was a valley bottom land of farms. I am certain that the army from Fort Bliss used to have military exercises in this are and they had a route through here to cross the Rio Grande during the Mexican Revolution of Pancho Villa. This neighborhood in El Paso was an probably still is one of the poorest communities that has ever existed in Texas. I would not be surprised if General Black Jack Pershing and Francisco"Pancho" Villa each rode a horse though there on more than one occasion.
I know that for a short while Angeles a general for Villa kept a house on Collingsworth Street not far from here.