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This Week in Lamy History April 15 – April 21 As Originally Reported In The Santa Fe New Mexican April 16, 1881 - Mail Delivery Changes

The Junction – a Weekly Series

In accordance with instructions from Superintendent Hill of the railway mail service, the mail messages will not hereafter come to Santa Fe at all. They will bring the mail as far as the (Lamy) junction, which will be the end of the run in either direction, and from there it will be sent up to Santa Fe by Mr. Al Catherwood, Adams Express Messenger running from here to Lamy.

This week’s entry is a featured story about Lamy in 1905. It tells about the capture of a man by the name of Edward Nichols who robbed Pflueger’s Store – and post office - in Lamy. This is the original New Mexican report that also did not spell Pflueger’s last name correctly.

April 16, 1885 – Wholesale Beefers Slaughtering Pens to be Erected at Lamy Junction Lamy junction is coming nobly to the front. As hinted in these columns a few weeks ago, Las Vegas parties have located there and have gone to work erecting extensive slaughter pens with a view to dealing exclusively in the wholesale shipment of beef and other meats. B. Stoops and others are at the head of the enterprise. They have selected Lamy as their headquarters on account of the central location and the easy rail connection with the principal towns in the territory Santa Fe, Las Vegas and Albuquerque. The proximity of the station to some of the best stock ranges in the country was also a consideration. Regular shipments by express will commence in a few weeks, and their trade territory will lap over into Arizona and El Paso, Texas.

April 17, 1908 – Minor City Topics The Santa Fe coal chutes at Lamy were put out of commission last night by a heavily loaded car of coal which jumped the track and tore up the coal chutes considerably. It will take about two days before the damage done can be repaired.

The Legal Tender is NOW OPEN

Lamy Thief Did Not Escape February 15, 1905 – A man by the name of Edward Nichols was brought to Santa Fe yesterday by Louis Gold, who is an employee of the Santa Fe Railway Company at Lamy, charged with having broken into and robbed the John Pfleuger store and the postoffice at that point. Among the things stolen from the store were about twenty dollars in money, two revolvers, some razors, knives and articles of clothing. These were found in Nichols possession and identified by Mr. Pfleuger. This happened Monday night. Yesterday Nichols was drunk and his behaivor attrached attention and this created suspicion that he was the burglar. He left Lamy and had gotten as far are Rowe station about twenty miles north of Lamy when the San Miguel County deputy sheriff arrested him and brought him back to Lamy where he was turned over to Mr. Gold to be brought here. Nichols is a man of small stature, being about five feet and four inches high, of a light complexion, heavy set, smooth face, hazel eyes, and brown hair. He is well dressed, now that he has evidently supplied himself with clothing from the Pflueger assortment. He will be given a preliminary hearing before Justice of the Peace, J. M. Garcia, at 10 o’clock Friday morning. He is now in the county jail.


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