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July 27, 2022

On this date ...

1972: A Philadelphia man died and two others were being treated at Trigg Memorial Hospital after a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 66 one mile east of Bard. The accident occurred when one of the vehicles attempted to pass a truck in a no-passing zone at the top of a hill. The man’s body was shipped back to his home in Pennsylvania by a TWA flight from Amarillo.

• A man from Peoria, Illinois, was injured and hospitalized after he was clipped by a westbound Rock Island Railroad train while walking along the tracks near San Jon. The man, who was going to California, was listed in good condition at Trigg Memorial Hospital.

• Bob Parish, district wildlife conservation officer, turned in his paddle and lifejacket to Jim Vaught, who became the new wildlife conservation officer in this region. Parish is leaving Tucumcari to become a regional fisheries biologist in Las Cruces.

• Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course was preparing to host the 10th annual Hoover Invitational. Between 30 and 35 entries are expected in the two-day tournament. Don English was the defending champion, and T.B. Hoover had won the tournament three times.


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