Interviewee

Chester Chope

Interviewer

Wilma Cleveland

Project

El Paso History

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Former reporter and city editor of the "El Paso Times," 1917-1925; former reporter, managing editor and associate editor of the "El Paso Post" and "El Paso Herald-Post," 1925-1962.

Summary of Interview

Early 20th Century El Paso and Ciudad Juárez; size and atmosphere of the two cities; personalities of members of the newspaper staff; political corruption; social life; Chinese population; Ciudad Juárez during Prohibition; Fort Bliss; Pancho Villa; improvements in transportation.

Date of Interview

7-27-1968

Transcript Number

No. 27

Length of Transcript

40 pages

Interview Number

No. 27

Terms of Use

Unrestricted

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