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A Walk through the Wreckage: A Short History of Doomed Aviation and the Franklin Mountains


Regretably this event must be cancelled. Group leader has had a death in the family

Hike to the site of the 1954 B-36 crash and view the wreckage on the southwest side of the Franklins with El Paso County Historical Society First Vice President, Robert Diaz. Learn more about the history of the crash, and the crash of a B-24 that occurred on the eastern slope of the mountains several years earlier as well as military exercises in El Paso the and preservation and maintenance of these sites.  Meet at the top of Stanton Street at the El Paso County Historical Marker recently dedicated in honor of the 60th Anniversary of the incident. This is a difficult hike of 4 to 5 hours. Bring plenty of water, snacks, wear appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes and sunscreen. For more information, contact Robert Diaz, 915-329-3702 or

The El Paso County Historical Society is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and is one of the only archival libraries in the county. It is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 2pm and located at 603 W. Yandell. 

Earlier Event: September 23
Upper and Lower Sunset Trails
Later Event: September 23
Night Sky Program at Aguirre Springs

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