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October 23, 2019

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1969: Rain contributed to at least four traffic accidents in Tucumcari. A crash west of San Jon also injured a woman from Beloit, Wisconsin. She was traveling 2.6 miles west of San Jon on U.S. 66 when her car slid off the roadway and rolled over once. She was treated at Trigg Memorial Hospital for lacerations. Tucumcari now totals six inches of rain over the yearly average of 14.5 inches.

• The United Department Store of Tucumcari advertised bras for $3 and girdles for $6 in colors of white, beige and lemon.

• The Odeon Theatre in Tucumcari advertised a double feature of Steve McQueen in “Bullitt” and Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in “Bonnie & Clyde.” The Canal Drive-In on west U.S. 66 had two movies on Spanish Night: “Los Dos Valientes” and “La Muerte en Bikini.”


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