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October 14, 2020

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1970: The Tucumcari Recreation Center hosted a three-hour hearing moderated by highway engineer B.L. Smith where state and local officials discussed details about a new alignment of Interstate 40 and the Highway 66 bypass.

• Mayor Kenneth Schlientz said through the cooperation of local photographer Leo Borabaugh, slides had been prepared to show businessmen in other cities to attract plant relocations or expansions in Tucumcari.

• The Odeon Theatre in Tucumcari was screening a western comedy, “The Cheyenne Social Club,” starring Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart.

• The Tucumcari Dairy Queen advertised a Brazier burger and shake for 63 cents.

• Enco gas stations were giving away avocado-colored, 12-ounce Regal glasses from Anchor Hocking for each fuel fill-up of eight gallons or more.


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