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Walsenburg history for January 28, 2010


1890: Nelly Bly arrived safely in New York Saturday, having circumnavigated the globe in the remarkable time of 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes.

1900: It is reported the stingiest man in Huerfano County resides in La Veta.  He bought his bride a nickel’s worth of candy for a wedding present and suggested they save it for the children.

1910: Everybody come to the Masquerade Roller Skating Party in Palace Hall Saturday evening.

1920: Many people are expressing their opposition of the enforced “flu” epidemic closing order effecting picture shows and dances.

1931: The St. Mary entertainment committee will give a dance Saturday in St. Mary Auditorium for the benefit of the Red Cross drive to help drought victims.

1939: Help Fight Infantile Paralysis!  The President’s Birthday Dinner, $1.00 per plate, St. Mary Auditorium.  Dancing will follow and other dances will be held in La Veta, Gardner and Rouse.

1948: Classes in city schools resumed today after being cancelled the past two days following the two-foot snowstorm, although the temperature reached a low of 17 below.

1954: Walsenburg Womens Club will attempt to bring more cleanliness, more recreation facilities and a healthier attitude toward the future of the city.

1961: A girl, Shirley Pfaffenhauser, was the last baby to be born in Lamme Hospital before it closed its doors last weekend.  Dr. James M. Lamme was the first one born there, on Nov. 26, 1919.

1968:  Special This Week: 1963 Studebaker Cruiser, 4-door sedan, V-8, automatic, radio and heater, $595.  Barbacovi Motor Company.

1974: There will be a Honky-Tonk Dance Saturday night at the Rambler Restaurant and Lounge.

1980: Zorc Home Improvement Center is building a home in Navajo Ranch Resorts for Deputy District Attorney Garrett Sheldon.

1989: Lathrop Youth Camp, completed in late 1966, is undergoing a $1.3 million remodel.