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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.

December 21, 2019   We will try to encapsulate the entire history of El Paso in 2 hours. With Bernie Sargent. Sure.

December 28, 2019  Las Cruces author David Thomas is with us to discuss New Mexico history about the Killing Pat Garrett, The Wild West’s Most Famous Lawman – Murder or Self-Defense? by David G. Thomas

 Pat Garrett, the Wild West’s most famous lawman – the man who killed Billy the Kid – was himself killed on leap day, February 29, 1908, on a barren stretch of road between his Home Ranch and Las Cruces, NM.  Who did it? Murder? Self defense?

 January 4, 2020    Rick Kern and Sam Stevenson bring El Paso music history from the days of Bobby Fuller. Stories and music clips from yesteryear.

January 11, 2020 Centennial Museum director Daniel Carey-Whalen is our guest to re-introduce the exhibit “The Town and the Smelter.” ASARCO and the community of Smeltertown (La Esmelda) were symbiotically connected and left a lasting impact on the borderland. Centennial Museum (Corner of Wiggins Road and University Ave.). Mon. – Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. AND  Hour Two, John and Vickie Hamilton are our guests to describe a mural on a wall in the old William Beaumont Hospital that needs to be saved. Both Hamiltons have been helping preserve and promote Fort Bliss history for many years.

January 18, 2020 Our guest is Patty Tiscareno Executive Director of the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, and life-long El Pasoan. We’ll see our history from her perspective with her old friend in music, Rick Kern as co-host that day.

January 25, 2020 Bernie Sargent is back with more El Paso history as we focus on more early El Paso Pioneers and other stories. This program will focus on early El Paso newspapers. Our second guest is John Middagh, with a family history in El Paso newspapers.

February 1, 2020  Hour One, Museum of Archaeology Director Jeff Romney is our guest for two hours to explain the El Paso history at the Museum, and then, Wayne Suggs joins us from 11-12 to talk about his photography exhibit opening at the Museum on February 15. He photographs petroglyph and other archaeological sites in our region which is a form of preservation, given the rise of vandalism at petroglyph sites throughout the Southwest.

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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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