Rose Romero, El Paso Twirler, 1941

Rose Romero was a Mexican-American majorette on the El Paso High School pep squad in 1941. Below is an excerpt about the photographer who captured this beautiful image of her. Alfonso Casasola, Photographer Alfonso Casasola, a member of a famous family of Mexican photographers, came to El Paso in...

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USAF Twirler Maurice Wilcox

USAF Twirler Maurice Wilcox twirls for WBAP-TV, Fort Worth, 1951, ahead of a band concert at Will Rogers Coliseum. Maurice Wilcox was a four-time world champion baton twirler and a twirler in the United States Air Force Band. Wilcox competed all over the world including international competitions...

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Irene Garza (1934-1960)

Irene Garza, a Texas school teacher and beauty queen, was murdered by John Feit in McAllen, Texas in 1960. Feit was a Catholic priest at the time and Garza, a devout Catholic, had gone to him for confession. Feit was not convicted of her murder until 2017. He died in 2020. 48 Hours covered the...

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