Looking back — June 29

June 1966 City Manger Al Pierce revealed that he will recommend to the City Commission tonight one of the largest budgets in the history of Tucumcari. As prepared for commission’s consideration, the tentative budget through the 1966-67 fiscal year is set at $1,423,056. The present budget is only $1,292,234.

Weekend brings history lesson

Russell Anglin This weekend brought a chance for me to spend time with my folks in Roosevelt County. I got to catch up with the relatives and I even learned a thing or two about my points of origin. I headed to Dora Friday evening, chagrined to find the Clovis overpass on Prince Street has […]

Tucumcari DAR chapter holds essay contest

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Gi Gi Parker American History and Christopher Columbus Essay Contest winners were recognized Feb. 11 at the monthly luncheon meeting of the Tucumcari chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. First place winners along with their parents and teachers were invited to lunch, where the winners read their essays. Winners received their certificates, medals […]

City officials preserve history with video kiosks

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Thomas Garcia A video kiosk has been installed at the Tucumcari Convention Center and will be up and running by March in an effort to preserve the history of Route 66 in Quay County. “This is our chance to preserve the history of Tucumcari and Route 66,” said Community Development Director Doug Powers. “We felt […]

Comments from the Canyon: Area’s history worth sharing with friends

Lynn Moncus Our lives along Route 66 are enriched by the many travelers we see and the opportunities they give us to learn about other areas. Many of those travelers are interested in the history of Route 66 and are eager to talk about what life was like during the growth and development of that […]

History of Fourth of July important

Thomas Garcia Recently I was buying fireworks for the upcoming celebration of the Fourth of July, our nation’s independence/birthday day. While I was looking over the selection of the artillery cannons I overheard a group of teens who were talking about their plans for the holiday. I turned to them and asked if they would […]

History gone with building

Lynn Moncus When we heard about the burning of the main building at Metropolitan Park, many of us were saddened because that park represented some of the happiest times of our youth. We recalled the fun we had there through the years and felt an emptiness caused by the loss of an old friend. A […]

Historical group offers educational experience

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons On the evening of April 19, Tucumcari Historical Research Institute held its annual meeting at the Elks Lodge. The program about the history of education in Quay County was presented by Joy Moon and her daughters, Carolyn Franklin and Janet Griffiths. The daughters prepared their script by doing […]

History preservation important task

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon Those of us who are still interested in the history of our area are certainly missing the many sources we once had. When we have questions about the past, we really have to do a lot of searching in order to find someone left who can come up […]

Wallace family get-together a pleasure to attend

By Lynn Moncus On February 13, the Wallace families of Norton celebrated a number of family birthdays and had quite a family reunion at the same time. To be invited to that gathering was most definitely a privilege. The birthdays being celebrated included Mrs. Sue Wallace Tucek, Mrs. Noma Wallace Tillman, Mrs. Maxine Tillman Wallace, […]