April 1952

More than 500 children and adults attended the opening of the Women’s Club “Youth Center,”

April 1942

Mayor H.R. Priddy declared the week of April 13-18 Barrel Week in Tucumcari and hoped to collect 100 iron barrels needed to complete a barrier in front of the main dam at Conchas Lake. The barrier had to be completed before boating and fishing could be allowed on the lake to prevent sabotage. … After […]

March 1952

March 1945

C.W. McMullen, of Tucumcari Motor Co. and chairman of the Quay County Salvage Committee, urged residents to go “all out” in saving and turning in every scrap of waste paper for the war effort. … The City Council passed a juvenile curfew law aimed at keeping young delinquents off the streets after 11 p.m. and […]

March 1946

Yetta B. Hoover, daughter of physician T.B. and Clara Hoover, headed the University of Arizona’s

February 1943

A big drop in driver’s licenses sold at City Hall was attributed to gas rationing and other automotive shortages. Only 1,532 were sold to Feb.1. … Bill Allen, N.M. National Guard captain, announced Tucumcari’s $130,000 Armory building was to be dedicated Feb. 20. … Kiwanis Club and Elks Club members sponsored a chuck wagon dinner […]

February 1955

An empty, truck-mounted gasoline tank exploded in a lot on the west side of Sanitary Laundry and Dry Cleaners, and injured a workman and shattered windows in the laundry and the city power plant across the street. The blast ripped out one end of the tank as Bebe Carson, a welder for Franck Hicks, welded […]

February 1965

Seferino Jimenez, a Tucumcari railroad man for 35 years, was killed instantly when an east-bound freight train struck his work crew as they worked on the track near Pastura. … An earth tremor with a strength rating of 4 was felt by residents in Nara Visa, Logan and Gallegos about 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 3, […]

February 1958

Virgil Montgomery, owner and operator of Tucumcari Farm Supply, sold his farm supply business to Otis Brown, who had recently moved to Tucumcari. … County Agent Lloyd Cavasos reported the response by Quay County producers to the federal brucellosis eradication program had been excellent, and he expected the county to be certified brucellosis free in […]

February 1938

The Conchas Cavaliers, a local orchestra, played on Saturday nights at The Cactus Club on Hwy 66 east of town. … Charles L. Baker, of Tucumcari, was arrested in Trinidad, Colo., and taken to Denver, Colo., by Secret Service Chief Roland K. Goddard. Baker was held for passing counterfeit $20 bills. Fred White, Quay County […]