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This week in history

March 1, 1965: A two-bedroom unfurnished house at 517 S. Third Street in Tucumcari was being offered for rent at $50 per month. Also in the Tucumcari Daily News classified ads: A1960 Chevrolet Corvair with new tires was $695 at Mason Motor Co., Fourth and Aber.

March 2, 1965: Construction on the new St. Michael's Episcopal Church was expected to begin in two weeks. The church was to be located on the east side of South Second Street, between Estrella and Mesa Vista.

March 3, 1957: Herman Moncus, "who collects more things than flypaper," opened a new museum of western antiquities at Gaynell and Monroe in Tucumcari, the Tucumcari Daily News reported. "I've got relics of all three cultures of New Mexico -- Indian, Spanish and Anglo," Moncus said. "I'm trying to show the part all three have played in the history of our state and particularly this area."

Transitions ...

Feb. 28, 1975: Veteran Quay County news reporter Bob Nelson, 67, died at his home near Grady. Nelson had been editor of the Tucumcari American from 1947 to 1949 and editor of the Weekly Review in Tucumcari from 1964 to 1967. His last "Here, There & Yonder" column appeared in the March 3, 1975, edition of the Tucumcari News, along with his obituary. His final printed words promoted the upcoming Red Stocking Follies. "Hustle yourself some tickets right now and get ready for some belly laughs," he wrote.

Their business ...

March 1, 1957: L. D. Crellin was the new owner of D&S Drug Store in Tucumcari. Crellin and his son James, a pharmacist, purchased the business from W. A. Donnell who had owned it four years.

Pages Past is compiled by Editor David Stevens. Contact him at [email protected]

 

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