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This week in History for November 10 2011

La Veta
1900: Total enrollment is 145, with 37 in the high school with Miss Mae McIntire, 40 in the intermediate department under Mrs. E. Rasmussen and 68 in the primary with teacher Miss Emma Moss.
1906: Miss Emma Vories will take 25 of Miss Gibson’s primary students and have classes in the Adventist Church to relieve the congestion in the school house.
1912: Cuchara Lumber and Supply Company built a 22 by 60 foot shed to cover their sawmill at the head of the Cucharas River. Blue Lake supplies the water power for the mill.
1918: Mr. and Mrs. D.D. Ryus returned home after a 13 month long trip during which they drove 14,000 miles and used 1,120 gallons of gasoline.
1925: Russell Patterson of Rouse is buying up all the turkeys in this vicinity, which are selling for as much as 32¢ a pound.
1931: Ye editor and his wife drove to Taos by way of Antonito Sunday and recalled 36 years ago when the trip required four days in a wagon.
1937: Some $100,000 worth of improvements will be made to the scenic road between La Veta and Badito, which is eight and a half miles in length.
1943: The snow storm Friday night threatened to ruin the school carnival but only four inches was received.
1949: The school bond issue to be voted on Nov. 28 is to build north of the present school four classrooms for the lower grades, with home economics facilities, a hot lunch room and an auditorium, for $150,000.
1957: The county commissioners, J.J. Stimack, Sabino Archuleta and Harry Willis, asked the state to pave three more miles of Colorado 111 between La Veta and Cuchara.
1966: The office of county superintendent of schools was abolished by Huerfano County voters in the general election here last Tuesday.
1973: Jerry Borzik will repair your television set at his home at 118 E. Francisco.
1980: First National Bank in Walsenburg has applied for a charter to open a facility in La Veta.
1988: Grandote Golf and Country Club closed for the season after an estimated 13,000 rounds of golf were played between April 15 and Nov. 4, of which 1,450 were golf packages in conjunction with Cuchara Valley Resort for lodging.


1898: The Gulf line will be known after the first of January as “The Colorado and Southern Railway”.
1905: The state land board has refused to sell the school section on which the Maitland mine is located for $40 an acre to the Victor American company, the only bidder.
1911: Walsenburg now boasts seven physicians, the Drs. A.R. Scott, T.D. Baird, P.P. Lester, Paul G. Mathews, A.L. Trout, George D. Andrews, T.F. Tannus and A.S. Abdun-Nur.
1917: Agnes and Dissler are opening a new furniture store in the old Coors building on Main near Sixth Street and will also have management of the M. Kalmes Furniture Store on West Sixth opposite the post office.
1923: The Furphy garage is installing the latest thing in visible gas pumps, operated by compressed air.
1927: Colorado Fuel and Iron produced 5,956 tons of coal Thursday and 6,040 Wednesday in Huerfano and Las Animas counties, despite the strike.
1933: Huerfano Post No. 16, American Legion, will tomorrow celebrate the end of the war in which many of their buddies “over there” fell on the battlefield.
1938: Damacio Vigil, who was re-elected county clerk and recorder Tuesday, is the first Independent candidate to ever win office in Huerfano County.
1944: The Very Rev. Howard L. Delaney will be installed pastor of St. Mary Parish Sunday by the Rev. John B. Liciotti, who served as pastor here from 1913 to 1940.
1952: Doll-E-Hi-Chair, 26 inch, $3.19; Lone Ranger Holster Set, 77¢, at Toyland at Firestone Store, 809 S. Main.
1959: Mrs. Mary Benson, telephone operator in Gardner since July 1941, has resigned and Mrs. Cecil Harvey is the new operator.
1965: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ridge were feted with an open house Saturday for their 50th wedding anniversary by their children Ruth Lee, Margaret Williams, Marjorie Figal and Richard Ridge.
1972: Phyllis Cordova won the black and white portable television set at Al Garcia’s Western Auto Store’s first anniversary celebration.
1979: Huerfano County’s proposed budget of $2,765,353 includes a new appropriation of .55 mills for the two libraries.
1987: Walsenburg and Trinidad government officials were not encouraged by Gov. Roy Romer regarding locating a state prison and a state veterans’ home in this area.