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Throwback Thursday

It was the summer of sixty-nine, oh, yeah



The above image is downtown Walsenburg, looking north from the intersection of Main and 7th. It originally appeared as a postcard in 1969, published by by Earl W Bunell of Pueblo CO.

Former Walsenburg resident Guy Blasi was able to identify It, and had this to say, “That is my dad driving the little blue Renault on the left. He’s trying to pick up his father (my grandpa) who is stepping off the curb in front of Star Drug. It was June or July 1969. My Dad said he remembered the photographer taking the shot in the middle of Main Street. My grandpa was injured in a coal mine accident in the 1930’s and his spine was almost severed. He lived the rest of his life a foot shorter and hunchbacked. In order for him to walk well, he had to put his hands behind his back to support his lower spine. Grandpa went to the pharmacy for his favorite liniment that Dick Federico would make up for him. That hat he’s wearing was given to him from a family member who just got back from Italy. Funny looking hat, but he liked it.”

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