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The $60,000 Mighty Wurlitzer Organ with 915 pipes and a three-keyboard elevated from the orchestra pit of the Plaza Theater to accompany vaudeville shows, sing-a-longs, and to entertain patrons before and after films. It had the versatility to replicate such sounds as horses hooves, the ocean surf and birds chirping. In 1972, the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ was sold and housed at the home of a private collector in Dallas. Through the generosity of the late Karl O. Wyler, Sr., the organ was restored and returned to El Paso in 1998. After a long run at Sunland Park Mall, the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ will return to its original home in the majestic Plaza Theater.

Uploaded on 04.01.2014 by El Paso Museum of History

Upper Valley / Sunland Park, (2000 - 2009), Music

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