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This week in history for October 18, 2012


1898: S.H. Andrews and wife were luckily uninjured when the wagon they were riding in was struck by a train but the wagon and a load of potatoes were completely demolished.
1904: A.O. Willburn has purchased the ranch of W.S. Watkins at Bradford and intends to use it for sheep raising.
1910: Work on the new Globe mine is rapidly progressing just two miles south of Walsenburg where there are a pipe line, 15 new houses, brightly painted, with stone foundations, and a two story boardinghouse.
1916: The Rev. Dr. Darley is forced by ill health to give up his church here.
1923: The new Walsenburg orchestra, the Peppy Five, consists of Edward Carlson, Abie Dizik, Russell Young, Warren Benefiel and R. Price.
1930: The new ornamental street lights on Seventh Street will be switched on at 9:15 Saturday night by Mayor Merritt. Ceremonies will include the St. Mary School band, an orchestra for a street dance and carnival favors.
1936: Francis Kalmes, son of Mr. And Mrs. M. Kalmes of Walsenburg and manager of the Kalmes store in Aspen, made the acquaintance of famous movie actor Warner Baxter during the hunting season there.
1942: Huerfano County is harvesting one of its largest turkey crops in history, and 5,000 birds are expected to be ready for sale by Thanksgiving.
1949: Get a Fiesta Ware starter set (one cup, one saucer, one each ten inch, seven inch and six inch plate, one fruit dish) for $2.35 at Unfug Hardware.
1955: Bishop Willging of Pueblo will confirm 220 adults and children this evening in St. Mary Church.
1961: Janie Pacheco will be homecoming queen at St. Mary High School and her attendants will be Charmain Rizzi and Sylvia Martinez.
1967: The new Faris Marlboro Country Estates, located three miles west of Walsenburg, has opened and will be open from 9 a.m. until dark daily.
1973: Featured in the Walsenburg High School play “Dear Ruth” will be Martin Birch, Roselyn Fini, Jerome Elisha, Colette Swartzendruber and Janelle Maldonado.
1979: There will be a costume dance Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Marlboro Inn with music by Madrid III.
1985: City Council must upgrade its dog pound to the tune of some $35,000-$50,000 and is considering moving it from Fiesta Park to somewhere around the landfill.
1991: John Mall High School athletes going to the district meet are Tom Serrato, Brett Tennis, Caleb Boutillier, Scott Beaudoin, Gilbert Martinez, Myra Vialpando and Autumn Remmert.

La Veta

1900: Outing Flannels, eight and ten cents; Ladies Union Suits, 75 cents; Mineral Rim Door Knobs, 10 cents. E.L. Smith Store.
1906: Town Marshal T.P. Steele earned his supper by the sweat of his brow Tuesday, laying tiling across Ryus Avenue in place of the old wooden drain box which was always giving trouble.
1912: E.L. Smith purchased what was left of the stock of the Ladies Bazaar and shipped it to his store in Monte Vista.
1917: A fire in the Advertiser office and Haase barbershop that share the building just north of the Masonic building on Main Street damaged the stationery store one door north.
1923: The town road scraper put in good work on Oak Street yesterday afternoon but two hours later a culvert was once again blocked up and flooded the street.
1929: Hamilton Harrison is assisting his father in the bank until he leaves for college to study business administration.
1935: We have had two snowstorms so far this season to help settle the dust.
1940: One hundred and forty four young men between the ages of 21 and 35 were registered for the selective service in La Veta’s two voting precincts.
1946: The Inquisitive Reporter asked which are the best dressed high school kids and got Donna Hayes, Mary Cox and Jean Brown, Jack Coleman, Albert Robino, Joe Riggins, Elden Falk and Aaron Willburn.
1952: Charles Keeling Jr. was discharged from the Army as an infantry Platoon Sergeant after two years- eight months of which he served in Korea.
1959: Some 2,900 head of cattle have already been consigned for the annual feeder sale of the Huerfano County Hereford Breeders Association sale in La Veta Oct. 22 and 29.
1965: Renee Goemmer, drum major, and Judy Bauer, assistant, received a trophy on behalf of the La Veta High School band which won first place in the Class F division at Adams State College Band Day competition.
1971: The Inn, a 22-room, 9,200 square foot motel south of Cuchara, opened last Saturday under the management of Mike and JoAnn Folse, who have four children, Lance, 17, Lee, 14, Les, 12, and Kelly, 6.
1977: The new uniform building code will go into effect Tuesday, Nov. 1. It requires residents to obtain permits for building or remodeling.
1983: Several dozen workmen ate busy finishing Dave Evans’ new $1million Cuchara Inn next door to the Timbers Restaurant in Cuchara and it will be completed in mid December. It is connected with the Timbers by a boardwalk.
1989: The La Veta Redskins dropped their homecoming game to Mountain Valley 38-16 but the high point of the game was a record breaking 78-yard punt by Junior Eric Kreutzer.
1995: The Don and Nancy Bressan family, including Tracy, Kimberly, Brenda and Brian, of La Veta, was named 4-H Family of the Year at the annual 4-H Achievement Banquet last Saturday.

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