New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

History of New Rockford- June 3, 2019


June 3, 2019

On June 11, 1902, veterinarian J.C. Whiteman received an automobile and had given just about everyone in town a ride over the next two days. [This is the first mention in the“Transcript” of car-ownership by a New Rockford resident; the appearance of“Horseless Carriages” in a July 15, 1898, circus parade was the first recorded instance of automobiles on the streets of New Rockford.]

On June 12, Peter Michel was in town on business. Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Prichard [Pritchard?] arrived from Oil City, Pa., to visit their daughter Mrs. James Thomas and her husband, who lived west of town....

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