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This week in history for March 21, 2013

Walsenburg

1877: The female suffrageists think that nothing is lacking but to allow women to vote to make the Centennial the model state of the union.
1883: A grand festival in Mazzone Hall will be held Easter Monday, March 26, for the benefit of the Catholic Church. Tickets are $1.50.
1893: We have had wind and sand storms but the one on Sunday beat the record. Drifts of two to four feet of sand and dirt were left in the fence corners.
1900: Victor Padilla, 18, accidentally shot and killed himself while herding sheep for Juan Pacheco of North Veta.
1907: Ground has been broken at Malachite for a roundhouse and shops for the proposed Walsenburg and Western Railroad. Many lots have been sold and there may be a brewery, hotel, and livery built.
1914: Twenty-one businesses have agreed with the demands of the Clerks Association to close at 6 p.m. daily except for Saturdays.
1922: Died, David E. Farr, who in 1887 opened a confectionery in Walsenburg, then served as water commissioner and game and fish commissioner before being undersheriff for his brother Jeff Farr from 1909 to 1916.
1929: Sam Hobeika will open the Coney Island Sandwich Shop soon next to the Frisco pool hall.
1936: Blue Ribbon Grocery, 538 W. 7th, N. George, prop.: 100 lbs Pinto Beans, $3.00; 4 lbs Bananas, 25¢; MJB Coffee, 29¢ lb.
1943: The O.P.A. has frozen the retail sales of butter, lard, margarine, shortening, cooking and salad oils for one week.
1950: Former residents Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bustos announce the birth of a daughter Saturday at Corwin Hospital.
1956: J.E. and Adda Stacy of Gardner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They have operated general stores in Gardner and Redwing and built the Blue Spruce Cabins in Gardner and the Hill Top Motel in Walsenburg since coming to Huerfano County in 1913.
1964: Snow for the season beginning Sept. 1 has climbed to a total of 87½ inches in Walsenburg, with total precipitation since Jan. 1 now standing at 14.01 inches.
1971: Senior Pom-Pom girls for the 1971-72 school year at Walsenburg High School will be Connie Bailey, Robin Valdez, Ceil Geiger and Mary Jo Stimack.
1978: Phyllis Cordova has purchased the Alpine Rose Café from Robert Martin after leasing it for the past two years.
1985: Bob Burns and David Balaun moved their Satellite Trackers to Seventh and Albert streets in the old Higbee Realty office and will add a complete line of Radio Shack merchandise.
1993: Sixty-six Knights of Columbus members, their spouses and guests, attended the St. Patrick’s Day dinner and dance Saturday night in the Rambler Restaurant.

La Veta

1881: I will donate alternate residence lots on the first street north of the depot if buyers build a house on them within the following 90 days. C.E. McComb.
1893: The town board has appropriated $800 for the coming year, including $300 for streets and alleys, $100 for opening the west end of Francisco Street, $175 for a bridge over the Cucharas River, $150 for fees and salaries and $75 for incidentals.
1901: Mrs. J.M. Elrod will have a complete line of spring millinery on exhibit Thursday, April 4, along with fine dress goods, trimmings, laces, etc.
1908: J.G. Hamilton and his daughter Miss Blanche were in Pueblo last week buying furniture for their new residence at the corner of Main and Virginia streets.
1915: Sgt. Joseph Akers and Edith Marker, the only daughter of J.E. Marker, were married at the home of the bride’s parents two miles south of town. The groom is a member of Troop 11, 5th Cavalry out of Fort Leavenworth and stationed at Oakview.
1923: At last week’s caucuses of the Citizens and Non-Partisan parties, both selected Dr. L.W. Lee as their candidate for mayor.
1928: Died, Edith Marker Akers of scarlet fever. She was born in Rouse in 1893, married in 1914 and widowed in 1920. She leaves two daughters who now live with their grandparents, and three brothers.
1934: Karl Gilbert is making some combination table-benches for the national forest camp grounds.
1940: Another three feet of snow fell this week and the temperature dropped to three degrees below zero.
1946: The boys who are going to receive football and basketball letters for 1945-46 are Clyde Beamer, Harry Lee Moore, Howard Drury, Elden Falk, Eugene Heikes, Lee Martinez, Jack Coleman, Albert Robino, Don Wagner, James Erwin, Glynn Auten, Frances Lee Judiscak and Don Jameson.
1952: Warren and Vada Farrar will have an open house in their newly completed home on west Grand Street for the 60th Wedding Anniversary celebration of her parents, John and Laura McBride Elley.
1958: Pfc. Edward J. Sanchez, 19, son of Mrs. Annie Sanchez of La Veta, is serving in field training with the 11th Airborne Division’s 502nd Infantry in Germany.
1965: Winning championships in the school science fair were Darrold Scholes, Linda Nauerth, Gary Riggins, Linda Bryant and Melcena Bryant.
1973: Collections of $150 in La Veta in the Huerfano County Heart Fund drive brought the countywide total to $650.
1979: School District Re-2 electors will go to the polls on May 8 to vote on a $950,000 bond issue to build a new multi-purpose building and remodel the high school.
1986: Town Board hired Jon Scott Keeling as maintenance assistant at $1,040 a month. The board received 45 applications for the job.
1991: Winners from La Veta at the Trinidad State Junior College Science Fair were Garrett Covington, Kevin Heikes and Brooks Betts.