Tucumcari Train Depot dedication included a Union Pacific steam locomotive

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Thomas Garcia As the ribbon was cut Friday, a wail from the whistle of the Union Pacific’s Steam Locomotive 844’s signaled the official dedication of the Tucumcari Train Depot. More than 150 Quay County residents were on hand for the dedication of the depot and to welcome the centennial locomotive. “It feels absolutely fantastic, it […]

August 1934: City businessmen, officials play donkey baseball

August 1934 The Tucumcari Daily News offered the choice of a steam cooker, an eight-cup Drip-O-lator or a beautiful Stew Pan with each paid one-year subscription. … Tucumcari received $2,000 from the State Corporation Commission’s insurance department for fire protection of the town. …The business men of Tucumcari and city officials went head-to-head in a […]