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Walsenburg history for March 11, 2010


1908: Walsenburg Light, Power and Ice Company resumed making ice Monday.  They can produce 12 tons daily.

1913: The Headless ballot will cut some ice in the upcoming town election.

1918: Ad: Afternoon and evening showings March 25 at the New Star Theater, Theda Bara in “Cleopatra,” absolutely the most costly spectacle ever offered.

1922: The city plans to trade lots so it can build a public library, club rooms, gymnasium, etc., on a large square piece of ground between Main Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, Hooper and Kansas Avenue.

1929: Christie Mosco has sold nine new DeSoto cars in the first two months of the year at the Motor Hub, Tenth and Main.

1935: The Walsenburg Woman’s Club and Civic League are combining in a fundraising drive to build a public library with Public Works Administration labor.

1941: A $24,714 Works Progress Administration project has been approved by the state for erosion and rodent control in the Apache area.  It will employ at least 21 men for a full year.

1947: Baby chicks are now available for immediate delivery.  Sporleder Selling Company,  Phone 147.

1952: New Juvenile Officer Donald Haney says the curfew will be strictly enforced from now on and 11 juveniles have been picked up in the past five days, plus five girls who were charged with truancy.

1958: The Saturday Club was organized in 1896, became Walsenburg Woman’s Club in 1923 and established the public library in Cowing’s Grocery on Main in 1906.  The Civic League added its support to the library in 1935 and the library was moved to the Elks Club building on East Sixth Street.

1965: Walsenburg High School cheerleaders Judy Lamme, Betty Bachicha, Marlene Pierotti, Jann Faris and Sharon Biggi won the first place trophy at the district basketball tournament in Alamosa last week.

1972: Jerry Mauro has opened Ice Cream and Day Dreams parlor in the former City Drug building at Sixth and Main streets.

1979: School District Re-1 Board of Education agreed to ask Julia Marchant, head teacher at Gardner School, to be the new half-time principal, half-time teacher.