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Listen to the El Paso History Radio Show on KTSM AM 690, Saturdays from 10am to Noon MT. Also live online at  . Call the show live on Saturdays and join the discussion… 915-544-5876.

August 8, 2020

We review the Wigwam Museum on San Antonio Street downtown with Bonnie Juarez, and second hour we speak with Patricia Kiddney about John Wesley Hardin’s demise in August of 1895.

August 15, 2020

El Paso First Lady Adair Margo has written a book about the Lydia Patterson Institute and is on the program to explain that history. She is joined by historian and Institute graduate Mario Sanchez plus Socorro De Anda, president of the Lydia Patterson Institute.

August 22, 2020

What was the Pueblo Revolt?  August, 1680, all northern New Mexico native Americans turned on their Spanish conquerors and killed many of them, Battles raged for days, then the Spanish managed to get out of there and ran down the Camino Real to El Paso. New Mexico and Texas historian Troy Ainsworth will guide us through this major event in history, including how the Spanish went back to Northern New Mexico and regained their territory.

August 29, 2020

Bernie Sargent is back with more A to Z El Paso history.  We review the history of Labor Day in el Paso.

September 5, 2020

Historians Al Borrego and Martha Vera talk about the San Elizario lecture series, and the San Elizario Festival and Conference.

September 12, 2020

Architect William (Bill) Helm describes the renovation of the Plaza Hotel in downtown El Paso.  He was instrumental in keeping much of the iconic historical items in the renovated hotel.

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El Paso history is Six Guns and Shady Ladies, El Paso’ s prominent Old West re-enactor group. They met at San Antonio Street and El Paso Street on April 14, 2016, and portrayed the famous “Four Dead in Five Seconds” gunfight.

It also made Marshall Dallas Stoudenmire famous on that date, April 14th, on that same corner, in 1881.

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Here is the 9 minute film THE FIRST CAMINO REAL IN AMERICA from August, 2015 Produced by Jackson Polk. Click picture to view.

The Texas Trost Society held a sold-out fundraiser walking tour of Henry Trost buildings in downtown El Paso, Texas on March 26, 2016.

For the evening, Dr. Max Grossman, architectural historian, became Henry C. Trost, famous El Paso architect, and personally led the discussion and tour, primarily of Bassett Tower.

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