You know I love food and I love history, especially El Paso history. Earlier this year my two loves were brought together by the book put out by the El Paso County Historical Society, 'Lost Restaurants of El Paso'. The book does a deep dive into the history of restaurants like Jaxon’s, the Hacienda, and Bill Parks BBQ and includes not only the history of these amazing restaurants but explores the stories of the people who owned them and the time that they flourished in El Paso. This weekend you can get your hands on a copy of 'Lost Restaurants' and get up close and personal to one of the Sun City’s most iconic buildings.

The historic green and white pagoda-style former Texaco Service Station at 2871 Grant Ave will be the backdrop for EPCHS’s book sale event. The 101-year-old former service station is one of the most iconic structures in El Paso. This is your chance to not only buy a book about El Paso history but you will be able to take some really Instagram-worthy photos of you and the historic service station.

Patricia Martinez
Patricia Martinez

The Historical Society will host the book sale event at the Texaco gas station on Saturday, August 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come with plenty of time to explore the the century old Texaco station and get lots of photos for the 'Gram. You can get more information about the event by clicking here. If you would like to become a member of the El Paso County Historical Society please click here and help keep El Paso's history alive.

WHAT: 'Lost Restaurants of El Paso' book sale
WHEN: Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: Texaco Service Station at 2871 Grant Ave
COST FOR BOOK: $23.80 including tax

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