I toured the interesting house and learned about the Magoffin family a bit. Coincidentally, the family has its American origins in Kentucky and indeed there is a Magoffin County, Kentucky. After my tour of the house and grounds
I decided to brave the wind and walk around downtown El Paso a bit, since I had never been there before. I was impressed by the interesting architecture, but sadly many of the buildings seemed empty. I ended my tour at San Jacinto Plaza which at one time housed alligators.