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This week in History for February 24, 2011

La Veta
1901: The Pickens brothers have moved their families to town and are working at the coal mines west of town.
1907: There will be a masquerade at the skating rink tonight…

and only those in costume will be allowed on the floor.
1912: Arch Mauldin moved his wife to the Bemen house in La Veta while he is working at Fruth and Autrey’s new coal mine between here and Walsenburg.
1918: Quit your political fighting and work for La Veta. She is the queen spot of the county and held back by those who are envious of our advantages.
1925: An unusually pronounced earthquake was reported the first of the week in Pueblo and along the Greenhorn range as far west of Rosita.
1932: George Washington’s birthday was commemorated with several programs at the school, featuring a short playlet given by Virginia Akers, Melba Craig, Robert Bruce and John Smalley.
1938: The La Veta Light, Heat and Power Company installed a 32-volt Windcharger at the J.M. Crouse ranch on a 65 foot tower to charge service batteries.
1943: Warren M. Farrar, the Village Blacksmith, is giving classes in farm machinery operation and repair at his garage and has 12 students.
1948: La Veta defeated Branson 32-17. The Redskins are number one in the Las Animas County League with an 8-1 record and Branson is number two with 7-2.
1955: Harry Willis has reportedly sold one-sixth interest in the Francisco-Daigre Lake Ditch and approximately 850 acres of land outside of La Veta with all improvements to the City of Walsenburg for $199,000.
1962: Mrs. Elsie Ashbrook and her mother Mabel Pickens of Denver visited with Mrs. Pickens’ sisters Annie Powell and Edith Hector.
1970: Sixty-five men, women and children attended the Ladies Night Fellowship Dinner prepared by the B-Loyals club at the 1st Baptist Church Thursday night.
1978: Those who have announced they will run for town trustee in the April election are Alfred Murray, Ellis Weir, Dora Quintana, Joe Riggins, John Appleton, Gilbert Arnold, Julian Tracy, Harry Willis and Jack Estes.

1908: F.E. Klein’s handsome new bakery and confectionery store on Main Street will be formally opened on March 7.
1914: Nicholas Krier, 94, died at his home in France. He was the father of our businessmen Peter and William Krier, as well as Mrs. Charles Agnes.
1918: Hill School has been greatly improved with better lighting and arrangement in the rooms within the past two years.
1924: The Art and Gift Shop is now open in the Walsenburg Flower Shop at 506 Main.
1929: All roads are open but travel is slow after the heavy snowfall last night.
1934: Robbers entered Charles Wynne’s Apache Service Station on West 7th Street for the fourth time in one year and got away with $5 worth of merchandise.
1939: In a blinding snowstorm, thieves entered the Royal Beer Tavern in the Klein Hotel on East 6th Street Sunday night and stole about $10 in cash and merchandise.
1944: Starts tomorrow at the Fox Theater, “Flesh and Fantasy” starring Charles Boyer, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson, plus Gene Autry in “Old Barn Dance”.
1950: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wheelock have moved into their beautiful new home at 328 Kansas Avenue.
1956: Al Feiccabrino was named the winner in a six-state area for his management of the Gulf Oil service station here, Al’s Gulf Service at 8th and Main streets, and received a $50 savings bond.
1961: The U.S. Bureau of Public Roads will review Walsenburg’s request for modification of plans for the bypass to be built at the eastern edge of town on the new federal highway to be built.
1967: Frank Montera, music director at Walsenburg High School, was selected by the Walsenburg Jaycees as the Outstanding Young Man of the Year.
1972: U.S. Air Force Captain Joe E. Trujillo of Walsenburg received the Distinguished Flying Cross, eight awards of the Air Medal and the Bronze Star for service in Vietnam.
1978: State Rep. Phil Massari (D-Trinidad) said prospects for the future construction of a 120-bed veterans nursing home in Walsenburg look good.
1984: Pete Gomez III is the new State AAA Wrestling Champion at 105 pounds.

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