All of us know our ABCs (or at least I HOPE we do). But what's the first El Paso related item that comes to mind when you hear "A"? or "P"? Or "Z"?

Well I have what I personally think of for each letter of the alphabet:

A is for ASARCO Tower:

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Even though we said goodbye to the ASARCO towers in 2013, we still remember the big smokestacks along the highway.

B is for Border:

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I mean El Paso IS a border town; we have Juarez next door to us so in my opinion, this was a clear one for me.

C is for Chihuahuas:

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Ivan Pierre Aguirre
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Who doesn't love Chico, the mascot for the El Paso Chihuahuas?

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And you can't forget about  our championship winning baseball team.

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D is for Don Haskins:

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UTEP Athletics.
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Why wouldn't I mention the man who led the UTEP men's basketball team to a championship in 1966? Or the fact he was their coach from 1961-1999. We miss you Don...

E is for El Paso High School:

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The oldest operating high school (& one of the most haunted) in El Paso

F is for Ft. Bliss:

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You can't talk about El Paso without mentioning our military base, Ft. Bliss.

G is for Guerrero:

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Yes it may not be everyone's first choice but it's MY list & the Guerrero family is one of the best wrestling families to ever come from El Paso. We all love Eddie, Chavo & Vickie.

H is for Hueco Tanks State Park:

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If you go visit, you might find a lone pink park bench.

I is for I-10:

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The main highway that cuts through El Paso; it's also the sighting to many of El Paso's FINEST drivers (I'm sure you know EXACTLY what I mean when I say that sarcastically).

J is for Juarez:

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Juarez is our neighboring city across the border; literally a stone's toss.

K is for KLAQ:

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Or KISS FM...Or KROD. Either one.

L is for Los Lagartos of San Jacinto: (Or as it's most commonly known as...)

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The alligators of San Jacinto Plaza.

M is for Mount Cristo Rey:

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Overlooking Sunland Park, on top of Sierra de Cristo Rey is the giant statue of Christ. He does indeed watch over all of us.

N is Northpark/Northgate Mall:

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Danny via YouTube
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Some of us might NOT remember the mall in Northeast El Paso; as it was torn down in 2012. But some of us still have fond memories...

O is for Old Glory Memorial:

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If you've traveled down US-54, you've seen the giant US flag waving proudly at the memorial for all the war veterans who served for our country at the Old Glory Memorial.

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P is for Plaza Theater:

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One of the places you HAVE to visit when in Downtown El Paso.

Q is for Q Connected:

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Yes it might be cheating to include KLAQ's local music show but it's MY list so it's staying here. You can also include The Q.

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R is for Rio Grande:

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Kevin Vargas
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That river that travels through Mexico & El Paso.

S is for Star on the Mountain:

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Miguel Vigil
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The Star on the Mountain is the ultimate symbol of "welcome home" for El Pasoans.

T is for Tacos:

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Come one I had to include a mention to food here! Extra points if you can guess WHERE those tacos are from...

U is for UTEP:

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The home of the Sun Bowl, the Miners & Paydirt Pete.

V is for Vaquero :

Sadly the Vaquero statue is no longer at the Museum of Art but if you've been there in the past, you certainly WOULD remember it.

W is for Whataburger:

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Oh yeah. It is may be a Texas chain but El Paso LOVES Whataburger. In fact some El Pasoans love it SO much, one man even ate a 10 patty... just because.

X is for: The X

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Its official name is La Equis but we know it as the big red X in Juarez that you can easily spot in the distance.

Y is for Ysleta:

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Named after the neighborhood we have in town; home to the Tiguan Indians.

Z is for Zoo:

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And wrapping up our El Paso ABCs, is of course the El Paso Zoo.

Now of course there are many more places, people, etc. that I could've used so I'm curious to hear YOUR opinions.

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