The XII Travelers

Established by the Tom Lea Institute in 2011, the Society of the XII Travelers is comprised of the first twelve $100,000 donors to the Tom Lea Institute. The XII Travelers takes its name from the 1946 publication. 


Calendar of XII Travelers Through the Pass of the North, written and illustrated by Tom Lea, identifies significant figures in the history of the Southwest. The $1.25-million endowment will provide a percentage of the annual operating costs of the Tom Lea Institute.

Alvar Nuñez Cabeza
de Vaca Travelers

J.P. & Mary Jon Bryan, Houston

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Fray Agustin Rodriguez Traveler

Betty Ruth Wakefield Haley,
El Paso

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Don Antonio de Espejo
Travelers

George W. & Laura Bush, Dallas

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Gaspar Castaño de Sosa Travelers

Jack & Evonne* Cardwell,

El Paso

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Juan de Oñate
Travelers

Woody & Gayle Hunt,  
El Paso

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Fray Garcia
de San Francisco Travelers

Dee & Adair Margo
El Paso

7. Diego de Vargas Zapata Lujan Ponce de

Don Diego de Vargas Travelers

Rick & Ginger Francis,
El Paso

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Maj. Zebulon Pike
Travelers

Paul & Alejandra de la Vega Foster, 

El Paso

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Juan María
Ponce de León Traveler

Allen & Rikki Gilmer in memory
of Jerry D. Gilmer
,
El Paso

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James
Magoffin Traveler

YOUR NAME HERE 

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Alexander Doniphan
Traveler

YOUR NAME HERE 

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Big Foot Wallace Travelers

Bill* & Ann Kiely
Cypress