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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.

January 9, 2021

Centuries ago, El Paso was a center of the winemaking industry in the New World, even exporting wines to other parts of the Southwest.  That tradition lives on at Zin Valle Vineyards, a locally owned and operated winery that offers wines from its estate vineyards, as well as from California and Italy. The history of winemaking in the Paso del Norte region will be explained by Ryan Poulos, co-owner of Zin Valle, along with his father, Vic Poulos, an expert on the history of wine in the region.

January 16, 2021

There are nine historic districts in the city of El Paso, and Bernie Sargent is our guest to explain the history of Sunset Heights, and what role it plays now in El Paso.

January 23, 2021

We talk with author Bob Parmelee about his new book called “A Bridge Apart” About a Mexican Revolution era robbery in El Paso and life on the border with prohibition.  A Bridge Apart reveals a true story, made possible by the revelation of a fifty year old secret concerning the love story of two high school sweethearts, a love story turned upside down by border violence during Prohibition and the Depression, and which ultimately involved the highest levels in the American and Mexican governments.  The vivid descriptions of the fighting in Juarez put you there almost in person.

Second hour, we will review the many Mexican Revolution Sites in downtown El Paso.

January 30, 2021

We asked military historian John Hamilton to describe some of the many military people who have lived and worked in the El Paso area over the centuries.

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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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