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La Veta History for March 18.2010

La Veta

1901: W.A. “Billy” Adamson says he would like to be street commissioner for the town, not for the money but for the glory.

1909: Judge Tiffany of Colorado Springs met with town board and may be granted the franchise to build and maintain an electric power plant at this place.

1914: It seems rather incongruous to listen to talk of hard times and no work, then hear that it is impossible to hire men for saw mill work at $1.75 per day.

1921: One hundred and sixty-seven trees are being set out in the town park, with all the work donated at no cost to the town.

1928: La Veta cheese was scored fourth by the U.S. Department of Agriculture at a recent contest in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Seventeen dealers from five states and the Hawaiian Islands were represented.

1935: Another relief project, a Comforter Making Shop, has been started up in the basement of the Methodist Church.

1941: The Junior Chamber of Commerce, or “Jaycees,” has agreed to sponsor the Fourth of July celebration this year.

1947: A volunteer fire department has been organized with members Emmett Thornton, Charles Masinton, Rev. J.H. Gerault, Eldon Griswold, Jack Young, Julian Tracy, Robert Griego, Jim Melonas, Willard Nauerth, Gleason Moore, Joe Pascoe, Dan Nason, Pete Gross and Billy Kincaid.

1952: The La Veta P.T.A. Minstrel Show played to capacity crowds Thursday and Friday nights and proceeds will be used for debt incurred by buying new furnishings for the new elementary school.

1959: The Town of La Veta has purchased a new Dodge pickup truck which will be used by Marshal Bankson in patrolling the streets.

1965: Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Tracy were given a surprise housewarming party hosted by Mrs. Wayman Percifull and Mrs. Kenneth Leatherwood which was attended by 31.

1972: Huerfano County Cowbelles elected Jacque Goemmer, president; Frances Davis, vice president; Sherry Goemmer, secretary and Mrs. Joe Crump, treasurer.

1979: Voters okayed, 113-25, the $30,000 bond issue to rebuild Town Hall where the old one burned down two years ago.

1985: Cliff Brice will open his 14th southern Colorado store within two weeks in La Veta.