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This week in History for October 20, 2011

La Veta
1900: No need to inconvenience yourself by getting goods away from home; just glance over our pages and help the town along by patronizing our own merchants.
1906: R. Eden has purchased the Krier house and property on the hill adjoining town on the west for $700.
1913: A $5.00 Coupon Book free with every purchase of a $25 Suit or Overcoat at the Bakery. (?)
1919: The engineer who was here last week estimates it would cost $2,000 to build a good road up to the sawmill on the upper Cucharas and $5,000 for a road from the sawmill on up to the Blue Lakes.
1925: We are informed Mr. Heikes grew 23 acres of pinto beans which produced 650 pounds to the acre and netted him $47.50 per acre. If this information is correct this crop should supplant an ordinary grain.
1933: Mr. and Mrs. Falk received word of the death of their daughter Lilly’s husband in San Diego, Calif.
1939: Oil activity in the La Veta field is to be rushed by double shifts of workers employed at the Reynolds’ wells.
1944: And, of course, don’t forget the convict who wanted to skip the rope.
1950: Bob Zember, a member of this year’s graduating class at La Veta High School, is on the freshman football squad as a fullback at the University of Colorado.
1958: The Rev. and Mrs. J. Russell Throckmorton have contracted with Gilbert Arnold for construction of a home in Cuchara near the river and Community Center.
1963: Carolyn Wagner was selected Homecoming Queen and her attendants were Rosalie Underwood, Mary Watson, DeEtta Brgoch and Patty Thompson.
1969: The Redskins, playing without senior Maurice Heikes who suffered a leg injury in the Cheraw game, walked off with the Southern Peaks 8-man football championship Friday afternoon when they defeated unbeaten Saguache 38-6.
1975: La Veta Town Board has a preliminary budget of $85,000 for 1976 with no increase in tax levies.
1984: When water use begins to be metered Jan. 1, costs will be $5.00 minimum plus $5.00 per month for debt service. The sewer rate will be $3.00 per month.
1991: Bob “Moose” and Cinda Musolf have settled into their new home on Ryus formerly occupied by Bob Bruce who purchased a house on First Street.

Walsenburg
1904: E.A. Lidle butchered one of his own 11-month-old hogs from his ranch on Bear Creek which weighed 395 pounds dressed and it is on sale in his butcher shop.
1910: John Hoto was killed by a loose trip of empty cars in the Walsen mine.
1916: For Sale Cheap – 100 Ramboulette lambs, two to five years old. Inquire of Antonio D. Valdez, Phone 211.
1921: Ideal School captured the first prize given at the Huerfano County Fair for the best exhibit of school work.
1928: Walsenburg will get waste paper containers placed on its streets. Pueblo recently put 60 of these out with great success.
1934: The superintendent of Gordon Mine, William Campbell, 47, was electrocuted in the mine where he had been employed since 1927. He leaves a wife and three sons.
1940: The former Walsenburg garage building at 120-122 E. 6th has been purchased by the City from J.S. Autrey of Denver for $3,200. Half of the building is two stories and it will be remodeled for City Hall since the current municipal offices at 506 Main must be vacated by Nov. 1.
1946: Cliff Carlson sold his business to Ellsworth Thell of Lascar and it will be known as the Thell Sales and Service Company, 718 W. Seventh Street.
1952: A last minute voter registration stampede is keeping the county clerk’s office at the courthouse busy and it will remain open until 7:00 tonight for last minute registrations.
1959: Robert Vallejo, president of the St. Mary High School senior class, assisted by a committee of senior students, is general chairman of arrangements for the homecoming activities on Oct. 23.
1966: Walsenburg City Council invites the public to tour the new $125,000 sewage disposal plant Oct. 30. It is expected to go into use on Nov. 1.
1973: Walsenburg City Council was advised Tuesday by a state health department official that the city water is unsafe to use.
1979: Fourteen stained glass windows, originally installed in the Presbyterian Church in 1904, were purchased by City Council from the United Church for $2,114 for use in the council chambers and in the entryway of City Hall.
1985: Representing Walsenburg High School at the Colorado High School Golf Championship in Fort Collins last week was sophomore Rodney Noga who won third.