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This week in history for November 22, 2012


1893: Fred McHarg has learned the baggage smashing business at Cucharas pretty well the past month.
1899: The partnership between F.G. McHarg and E.A. Clark in the post office news stand was dissolved this week.
1905: W.H. Wolverton now has a covered stairway to his studio upstairs in the Farr building.
1911: Parties desiring hens or spring chickens, dressed or alive, please call at 235 E. 6th Street.
1917: Colorado Fuel and Iron has started to rebuild the mule barn at the Rouse mine that burned down about two weeks ago.
1923: Quite a number of goods were stolen Sunday night from the Majestic Apparel Company on West 8th Street.
1931: The union station was robbed again late Friday night and the robber complained it was not as much cash as it was last time, being only about $17.
1937: Between 50 and 60 Works Progress Administration men are preparing to start work on Walsenburg streets and alleys to improve drainage once the weather clears.
1943: Marie Ozegovich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Ozegovich, married Cpl. Michael Lenzini, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.S. Lenzini, Saturday night in St. Mary Church. Rev. Howard Delaney performed the ceremony.
1949: Despite the hike in coffee prices, to 10¢ a cup, the DC Lunch on Seventh Street offers three cups for 10¢ and Our Café, up a few doors, reports “Coffee Still 5¢.”
1955: Coffee, 94¢ lb.; light bulbs, 3 for 65¢; bacon, 45¢ lb.; dozen tangerines, 45¢. Schafer’s Grocery and Market.
1963: A cast of 29, representing the entire senior class at St. Mary High School, will present “Love Is Eternal” Wednesday.
1969: Meryl Lee Meyer, Rhonda Schafer and Steve Price went to New York City and Washington, DC, for the United Nations Seminar sponsored by the Colorado Council of Churches.
1975: Huerfano Native Phyllis Cordova will take over management of the Alpine Rose Café, owned by Attorney Robert Martin of Kansas, effective Dec. 1.
1981: Extensive remodeling of the former Circle A Meat Market at 234 W. 7th will transform the building into the Walsenburg Chiropractic Center of Dr. Wilburn W. Schultz, Jr., who will move there from 112 E. 5th Street.
1987: The Huerfano County Commissioners adopted a 1988 budget totaling $6,054,143, requiring a 15.715 mill levy, or a decrease of 4.03 mills.
1993: Santa Claus and Scrooge will participate in the fourth annual Parade of Lights Friday evening which will follow a theme of “A Dickens of a Christmas.” The parade begins at 6 p.m. with five categories of entries, which are all around, youth, band, business and civic organization.

La Veta

1895: Charles Mack of the upper Cucharas raised more than 100 tons of potatoes and is selling them in Rouse as fast as he can haul them there.
1901: Supt. McMillan of the Sierra Blanca Mining and Milling Company was in Placer inspecting the road from Sharpsdale up Manzanares Creek and down to Placer Creek with a view of shipping his ore from there instead of Huerfano Station.
1907: J.J. Bruce has purchased the Star Livery building on Francisco Street from L.H. Bemen and will conduct a livery, feed and sale stable.
1914: Refilling the town lake has commenced but it will be some time before there is enough water to supply the town from this source.
1920: W.E. Smith is going to take charge of the [railroad] switching crew out of this place, and C.H. Dorian will take the run over the hill [La Veta Pass].
1926: Shirley Foote’s fifth birthday was occasion for a gathering of 10 little boys and girls who enjoyed lots of games and refreshments.
1931: Those who will receive letters in football this season are Robert Bruce, Neville Garren, Clayton Hern, Uel Marsh, Davis Holmes, Bert Powell, George Smith, Gene Wilkinson, Lawrence Bowdino, Paul Lenox, Glen Powell, Marlin Street and Russell Enterline.
1939: George Habib’s nine piece orchestra will play tomorrow night for the big La Veta High School fall dance in the new school auditorium.
1945: Felix Olguin and Carlos Richman returned home just in time for Thanksgiving after their discharges from the Army.
1951: The high school Glee Club sponsored a Sadie Hawkins party Nov. 16 for dancing, bingo, darts and other games to raise money to buy music.
1957: The Redskin Senior Girl of the Week is Kaye Piner, member of National Honor Society, secretary of the class and treasurer of Pep Club. Her favorite actor is John Wayne, favorite actress, June Allison and favorite singers, Buddy Knox and Perry Como.
1963: The Redskins edged out Lewis-Palmer High School of Monument 13-12 to win a berth in the state semi-finals.
1971: Seventeen members and guests of the Tuesday Night Study Club enjoyed dining at the Inn Restaurant above Cuchara.
1978: Dianne Baldwin has opened the Tea Room Gift Shop at 203 S. Main.
1984: Su Thompsen will open Wine, Cheese and Thee with a variety of delicacies, including baked goods, in Baker Creek Village at Cuchara Valley Resort on Thanksgiving Day, and Baker Creek Restaurant will be open that day.
1990: One hundred and fifty people attended the open house of Dr. William Cluff and the La Veta Medical Center.
1995: Cuchara Ski Valley will have a hiring clinic Dec. 2 and 3 for instructors and will open for the season on Dec. 16.

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