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 By Pages past    News    January 31, 2018

Pages past - Jan. 31

February 1961 • Tucumcari Assistant Postmaster Albert Lawrence demonstrated the new stamp machine that was installed in the lobby of the post...

 By Pages past    News    January 24, 2018

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January 1974 • A Fort Worth, Texas man by the name of William Harvey Baker led the Tucumcari police on a vehicle chase that ended tragically. Baker was stopped on West Tucumcari Boulevard because...

 By Pages past    News    January 17, 2018

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January 1965 • District three Quay County Commissioner T.G. Rose was elected to be the chairman for the Quay County Commissioners office. • Construction of the Trigg Memorial Hospital was still...

 By Pages Past    News    November 8, 2017

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November 1958 • Romnie B. Mathiews Jr. was appointed as the foreman for the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Co. local office in Tucumcari. • Associate director of the Museum of...

 By Pages past    News    October 25, 2017

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October 1957 • The First National Bank gave the Tucumcari Public Library an oil painting of an Indian waving, which was hung in the library room. •Ernest Copeland of Nara Visa posed with a...

 By Pages past    News    October 18, 2017

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Oct. 1947 • More than 600 men, drawn from Quay, Guadalupe, San Miguel, Harding, Mora and Union counties, were at work on Conchas Dam. • W.M. Phipps opened a new filling station selling Phillips...

 By Pages past    News    October 11, 2017

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Oct. 1969 • Pam Reid of Tucumcari was crowned the Pinata Queen as part of the Fourth Annual Pinata Festival. • Mayor Kenneth Schlientz proclaimed Oct. 5-11 to be observed as National Pharmacy...

 By Pages past    News    October 4, 2017

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Oct.1963 • The Olympic torch passed through Tucumcari East on Route 66 en route to Detroit, Michigan promoting the 1968 Summer Olympics. • Work continued on the new eye clinic of Dr. J.R....

 By Pages past    News    September 27, 2017

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September 1971 • Jean Tillman of Quay County met Country Music star Charley Pride at the New Mexico State Fair. Tillman was a contestant in the State Fair Queen Contest. • J.R. Nunn was presented...

 By Pages past    News    September 13, 2017

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September 1971 • Area women enter Miss Pinata Pageant they were: Barbara Jean Burgess, Marry Helen Betts, Sandra Prado, Martha Sylvia Garcia, Dora Sisneros, Dorella Kim Evetts, Rose Ann Alarcon,...

 By Pages past    News    July 12, 2017

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July 1960 • A tourist information center opened in Tucumcari managed by Bob Field. • Six Tucumcari Boy Scouts attended the National Boy Scout Jamboree in Colorado Springs. They were John Dunn,...

 By Pages past    News    April 26, 2017

Pages past - April 26

April 1946 • Claude Moncus and Bert Jennings were two of the candidates for Democratic nomination for Quay County Sheriff. • G. M. Benson, Forrest Currell, Tom McCart, R. O. Sandusky, Walt...

 By Pages past    News    December 28, 2016

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December 1969 • Four armed robbers were captured by the New Mexico State Police and Quay County Sheriffs office for robbing the Cedar Hill Grocery store 16 miles east of Tucumcari. The men pulled a...

 By Pages past    News    December 7, 2016

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December 1966 New Mexico drivers will start receiving visual screens when they apply for their driver’s licenses. The program will use Keystone Telebinocular machines equipped with Snelling visual...


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