History moved for safekeeping

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By Chelle Delaney A big chunk of Tucumcari�s past, almost two tons, was brought into the present and put on display Friday at Wells Fargo Bank. The 1934 Mosler safe � that looks like something from the Jules Verne novel �20,000 Leagues Under the Sea � � originally came from the First National Bank of […]

December 1973

Anne Kaester, ABC News correspondent, filmed a feature here about the energy crisis and how it affects the economy of Tucumcari. … Private Roy W. Norris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Norris, was named MP of the month at the Marine Corp Air Station in Beaufort, S.C. … Tucumcari Jaycees sponsored the Christmas Motorcross […]

Playas exhibit set to open Thursday

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By QCS Staff A special exhibit, featuring the playas of the High Plains opens on Thursday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Playas are a unique natural feature of the High Plains region, and 96 percent of the world’s playas are found right here. There are over 20,000 playas in the Texas Panhandle and South Plains […]

Police: Suspect has history of violence

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The man arrested Wednesday in connection with the slaying of a Tucumcari motel worker has a history of violence and mental illness, a state police officer said. James Benuska, 39, being held in the Quay County Detention Center, is charged with an open count of murder in the death […]

Donor helps museum preserve Quay heritage

By Lynn Moncus A few months ago, Robert Farmer passed away and left a sizable bequest to the Tucumcari Historical Research Institute to be used as the board chooses to help preserve the history of our area at the Tucumcari Historical Museum. He said he wanted to leave the money in memory of his mother, […]

Sands-Dorsey’s fate to be examined

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun As residents recall its colorful history, the brick facade of the Sands-Dorsey looks like a sorrowful lady. Sections of her second story brick walls and scrollwork trimmings are gone, and her window trims are scorched. It wasn’t until 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning that firefighters called off their watch, […]

Latino exhibit coming to Tucumcari

Special to QCS Did you know? It was a Hispanic/Latino Inventor who engineered the first submarine, gyroplane (helicopter) and the atomic bomb (nuclear weapons). In addition, the adjustable wrench, a reversible motor, an optical analysis system, and a system for color televisions were all created by the minds and hands of a Hispanic/Latino inventor. You […]

Former Rattler Jack of all trades

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Former Rattler football star Billy Jack Turnbeaugh is being considered for the list of nominees for the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. If inducted, Turnbeaugh will be in the company of sports greats such as baseball’s Henry “Hank” Aaron, football’s Joe Willie Namath, and basketball’s Charles Barkley. “It will […]

Memories make history

By Lynn Moncus Not long ago, J.T. Warren of Arvada, Colo., sent a real treasure trove to this woman from Ima and also to the museum. He included a brief history of the Fisher family who homesteaded in the Plain, Puerto, Norton area in 1906, a family tree, and 227 photographs, most of which were […]

Quay County history Lives and endures

Last Saturday, several members of Tucumcari Historical Reserch Institute took a field trip to Forrest Cemetery, and Norton in order to learn more about our history, to have a good lunch, and to enjoy the company of friends. Mary Nancy Sours had arrived early at the Forrest Fire Station in order to turn on the […]