Thinking about coming to the small West Texas town of El Paso but not sure? Check out this guide to learn all about El Paso in the 1880's.
Paper notes are the current currency are can be used to buy anything from food to attractions to souvenirs.
Ways to Get Around
If you want to look around the beautiful city of El Paso but don't want to walk, you can take a ride on a horse and carriage or hop on a train. just remember to check out some rules and safety precautions like these: ALWAYS use common sense and be careful and aware of pedestrians and other drivers.
Customs and Manners
Farming is BIG right now and if you don't like farming their are plenty of other career choices like Blacksmiths, Bakers, and Pirates. Many children have household chores. There is also a legal curfew set for children
What To See and Do
There are festivals on holidays such as Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and many others. There is also the new cemetery built, "Concordia Cemetery" or enjoy a picnic at the San Jacinto Plaza and see the Alligators in the park. Or even, go to the theater and see the newest plays.
Sports and Recreation
Some things people in the 1800's did for fun included reading, writing letters to family members or friends and sometimes hunting. People also told stories or legends.
Where To Stay
Most people built their own houses but some people would let people stay in their homes.
People eat all kinds of foods. They are mainly made of meat, but also included vegetables, fruits, breads, and other cooking materials. They also ate many types of meat and fruits. Bread and biscuits were their main bread items. They also used sugar, flour, beer, and milk for their food
Raw meat, salmonella poisoning and the flu are health concerns. since there isn't much medicine, people die from consuming raw meat, or salmonella or Influenza.
Where to Get Souvenirs
The popular dance at this time was The Waltz. It is a slow dance that consists of two people. Some popular art styles during this time period are Realism and Impressionism