Tucumcari memories – more
I don’t know when Tucumcari dropped the name Sixshooter Siding and became Tucumcari but when we lived there, it was Tucumcari.
We lived in Tucumcari from about 1942 until we moved to Farmington the last of August 1953. My childhood years were thus spent in Tucumcari and I have some fond memories of the place and the people. I’ve attended some of the Tucumcari reunions and there have been years when there were about 1000 attendees. So many folks at one time or another lived for a period of time in Tucumcari and these reunions are for anyone who ever lived there (even for a short while). It is great fun!
An aside: The XIT Ranch reunion in Dalhart is always held the same weekend as the Tucumcari reunion and sometimes, there is some traveling back and forth to both reunions.
Of course, when Route 66 was ‘active,’ there was a lot going on in Tucumcari. I remember that some of the Broadway and Hollywood entertainers would bus through and sometimes give a performance in Tucumcari. They quite likely thought of this as a rehearsal. Everyone drove on Route 66 – before interstate and super highways!
If you are from Tucumcari, perhaps you can help identify some of the Rattler basketball players in the photograph I’ve posted on that site. Would be delighted to hear from some Tucumcari folks.
Posted on May 30, 2009, in 1950s, friends, New Mexico and tagged 1952, classmates, Dalhart, memories, New Mexico, photographs, reunions, Route 66, teen years, Texas, Tucumcari, XIT Ranch. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.