Last Tour of the El Paso Smelter

KCOS, El Paso’s PBS station, is pleased to bring to our audiences a close up of El Paso history through the work of El Paso filmmaker Jackson Polk. The smelter was an economic driver in the American Southwest for more than 110 years. The American Smelting and Refining Company, later known as Asarco, stopped operations in 1999, never to reopen. After the company declared bankruptcy, a court-appointed trustee was given the task of disposing of the smelter’s assets, demolishing its facilities and remediating the former smelter site. This documentary has captured the historic event of April 13, 2013, when the smelter’s two iconic landmarks were demolished: the 828-foot smokestack and the 610-foot smokestack.

Tuesday, August 19th at 8:30 p.m.

Pledge Levels:

$120 or $10.00 Ongoing Monthly contribution = DVD


$180 or $15.00 Ongoing Monthly contribution = DVD + Asarco stack chips

(The first 12 pledges will have a poster 13" x 19" on either pledge amount)

Click here to pledge now or call 915-881-0013/915-590-1313!

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