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La Veta history for March 25, 2010

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1906: William Wise, the man who dynamited Mrs. Baker’s boardinghouse at the Occidental Mine and robbed Ora L. Ash’s saloon in La Veta, finally has been located and he was arrested in Kansas.

1911: Albert Parks moved the residence he recently purchased on Main Street into line with Dr. Lamme’s, and if Mr. Adamson could be induced to do something with the blacksmith shop it would still further improve the looks of that block.

1917: William G. McEvoy has about completed a deal to buy out his father-in-law J.G. Hamilton’s ranches on the Wahatoya.

1924: Annie Smalley, champion speller of the eighth grade in La Veta, missed but one word out of 100 in the county contest and will try for state honors.

1931: The Light Company has put in the foundations for six street lamps, four of which are the old ones moved from the street centers, plus two new ones.

1937: Randolph Smith of La Veta won second in the county spelling contest and Eloise Utt, also of La Veta, took first in the county oratorical contest and will go to the state championship contest in Denver.

1942: Fred Crouse and Martin Cubich have let a contract to remodel the former La Veta Hardware building next to the Cash and Carry into a movie theater within 30 days.

1948: Miss Ines Marie Spangler recently was named winner of a popularity contest staged by the service men and employees of Camp Stoneman in California and was crowned queen of the camp.

1956: When a fellow’s outgo exceeds his income, it doesn’t take long before his upkeep is his downfall.

1963: Mrs. Laura Georgia Moore, 99, died at the home of her son Howard.  She came to La Veta March 13, 1882 from North Carolina with her parents Henry K. and Catherine Martin, ranchers.

1970: Mildred’s Café at Main and Francisco streets will open for the season April 1 serving home cooked meals daily except Mondays and specializing in Mexican foods.

1979: Development of the ski area above Cuchara will be the topic of a meeting between Panadero Associates and representatives of the Pike and San Isabel national forests Saturday in La Veta.

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