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This week in history for March 28, 2013


1894: Forty-one persons of all ages attended the literary in the Scissors schoolhouse last week.
1900: Ernest Krier had his hand badly burned and Professor Hamer received several balls of fire in his clothing in an explosion in the high school chemical department.
1906: Mr. Valdez finished his term of teaching in one of the Capps district school houses. He had a daily average of nearly 50 young scholars.
1912: Make Your Hens Lay! Fresh cut bone and meat, eight pounds for 25 cents at Central Meat Market.
1918: The Women’s Christian Temperance Union at Mrs. Espe’s home last Friday afternoon made 18 surgical caps and five pairs of socks for the war effort.
1925: About 800 people attended the spring style show last night in the Star Theater.
1930: To aid in tending the 60,000 acres of sugar beets to be planted in the Arkansas Valley this year, Huerfano County will send 800 Spanish-American laborers, according to Felix Cardenas, agent for the National Sugar Manufacturing Company.
1936: The Huerfano County High School dance orchestra passed tryouts for the amateur contest sponsored by the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad and will appear Friday night in the Pueblo City Auditorium.
1941: Voting in the city election next Tuesday is expected to be especially heavy with the registration of more than 1,500 new voters since the last election in 1939.
1947: The Veterans of Foreign Wars post has purchased the two-story Sanchez home at 723 Main for a post home.
1953: For Easter – Two Piece Suitdress, $12.95. J.C. Penney Co.
1959: Walsenburg Elks Lodge will sponsor its third annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at the H.C.H.S. football field.
1965: St. Mary High School won first place in a mathematics team competition among 131 schools from three states.
1972: Edgar DeVan was honored at a dinner in the Marlboro Inn for being named the local Teacher of the Year.
1979: Huerfano Memorial Hospital is raising rates effective April 1. The new schedule calls for a semi-private room to cost $87 a day, up from $80, and $94 for a private room, up from $86 a day.
1986: Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) presented Huerfano County Treasurer Shirley Zubal with a check for $2,278,876.55 for its 1985 taxes in full.
1994: United Church of Walsenburg’s St. Patrick’s Day lunch received overwhelming support with 160 meals served. Unfortunately, 130 were to be delivered and the frazzled drivers went all over the city, leaving little paths of salad along Main Street.

La Veta

1898: The editor has been confined to his bed with a swollen foot (not head) for several days this week. Foote’s feet are remarkable for their size and when they bother he is completely “knocked off” his feet, so to say.
1904: The water works committee has decided upon a half inch connection and if any individual desires a three quarter inch pipe he will be allowed it by paying a larger sum for his water.
1910: The house at the town ranch that was sold to Frank Hamilton was moved to his lots on east Francisco Street this week.
1916: The Independent party is running Alvin Anson for mayor, John H. Kincaid, clerk, H.M. Stockwell, treasurer, and R.V. Cutler, James M. Lamme and T.P. Steele for trustees. The Citizens party has Ell Smith for mayor, J.P. Stranger, clerk, H.M. Stockwell, treasurer and Charles F. Boyd, C.H. Dorian and Fred Kreutzer for trustees.
1922: A number of travelers have been staying in the Spanish Peaks and Springer hotels until La Veta Pass can be negotiated. Currently there are drifts up to four feet high blocking the highway.
1928: Alfred Atchison has a gang of men grading down the hill on West Francisco Street which town board chose to replace Mill Hill as the outlet out of town to the west.
1935: The sand storm Monday unroofed sheds and blew down a portion of the baseball field fence, but we got off easy compared to Oklahoma and Kansas.
1941: A chunk of stone facing on the top of the brick Kincaid corner building fell off yesterday but luckily no one was underneath at the time.
1947: About 90 were in attendance at the anniversary celebration of the American Legion and Auxiliary which included a venison dinner and musical entertainment.
1953: Mayor Paul Gilbert is fighting the Denver and Rio Grande Western over the discontinuance of passenger service between Pueblo and Alamosa which is scheduled to end at the end of this month.
1960: Rollie and Moira Lehman have purchased the drug store from Lou and Pansy Coleman, who have had it since 1933.
1966: Seventh graders on the honor roll for the past six weeks were Douglas Brgoch, Judy Ford and Eugene Quintana.
1973: After a heavy sand storm reminiscent of the 1930s, valley residents were cheered when five inches of snow fell in La Veta and six or eight inches covered Cuchara.
1980: La Veta Re-2 School Board rehired Sandy Zook as Title I teacher and placed third year teachers Ron Pavlick and Susie Blackwood on tenure.
1987: Sunday’s 18-inch snowfall in Cuchara caused Summit Savings to extend the ski season at Cuchara Valley Resort where there is a 68-inch base.
1993: Grandote Golf and Country Club will open for its seventh season on Saturday, April 10, with a cocktail party. The clubhouse has been expanded to handle sporting goods and the kitchen and restrooms are being enlarged.