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SAN DIEGO’S HISTORIC PLACES: San Diego’s Aviation History

Airs Monday, October 25, 2010 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Photo of host Elsa Sevilla climbing aboard an antique 1943 Stearman, one of 600 Stearman planes left in the entire world, with pilot Bob Simon.

Learn more about San Diego County's history with host Elsa Sevilla, on SAN DIEGO'S HISTORIC PLACES. This series details the history of San Diego and surrounding areas, explores the region, and certainly touches on California history. Some of the topics and viewer favorites include historic hotels, historic theaters, stagecoach stations, Victorian houses and railroad depots, to name a few.

Photo of a plane that has taken volunteers 14 years to build from scratch in the San Diego Aerospace Museum's basement.
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Above: Photo of a plane that has taken volunteers 14 years to build from scratch in the San Diego Aerospace Museum's basement.

Host Elsa Sevilla is passionate about history. She travels the county in search of unique, beautiful and grand "Historic Places." The biggest reward for Elsa is when viewers mention they knew of the location, but never knew the history, until they watched SAN DIEGO'S HISTORIC PLACES.

"San Diego's Aviation History" - When you think of aviation history, many think of the Wright Brothers, but in fact San Diego has many aviation pioneers. Join host Elsa Sevilla as she looks back in history and finds some of those local aviation pioneers. Learn about their important contributions to aviation history. It happened right here in San Diego. That's on the next episode of SAN DIEGO'S HISTORIC PLACES.

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SAN DIEGO'S HISTORIC PLACES: Aviation