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
Length of Transcript
Interview with Chester Chope by Wilma Cleveland, 1968, "Interview no. 27," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.