An important incorporated town fifteen miles south of Alamosa on the D & R G Railroad.
It has two banks, two newspapers, two drug stores, creamery, flour mill, three general
stores, two furniture stores, hardware stores, besides other business establishments.
It has good farming country on all sides, and next to Alamosa the best town in the County.
A rural route is delivered from here. Population of town 600.|
Samuel Wilson, Mayor
Charles Magnes, Treasurer
Thomas King, Clerk
J.W. Schecter, Marshal
D.E. Newcomb, J.E. Braiden, C.L. Smith, C.A. Wynkoop, J.W. Schecter, J.P. McKelvey, trustees.
-Rural Route is listed below City Directory-
Aker, Erdly B. & C. Anna (rancher)
Allbright, A.E. (rancher)
Allbright, G.A. (rancher)
Allbright, Jacob E. (rancher)
Anderson, Mrs. Martha
Angevine, L.H. (rancher)
Archuleta, Lino & Elena (teamster)
Barber, Charles & Elva (laborer)
Barrett, A.E. (plumber)
Batt, Charles (clerk)
Beck, Byron (clerk)
Behrman, Hyram (rancher)
Bernard, R. Douglass
Bever, Othe & Anna C. (carpenter)
Bigelow, L. Earl & Bertha (foreman)
Blackburn, Edward L. & Laura P. (prop. Hotel La Jara)
Bland, J.R. (rancher)
Blissard, J. Morton (physician)
Braiden, James E. (cattleman)
Braiden, Wm. A. & Josephine C. (cattleman)
Brand, Bernhard & Anna (rancher)
Brand, Louis (ranch hand)
Brim, C.W. (carpenter)
Brown, Thomas (rancher)
Brumbly, Maude K. – widow of Frank (clerk)
Burke, A.V. (rancher)
Burke, S.W. (jeweler)
Burnham, Homer A. & Alice E. (rancher)
Butler, Maude (teacher)
Cadwallader, Ernest M. (miller)
Campbell, Enos & Mary (blacksmith)
Chavez, Crestino & Feliciana (clerk)
Chittick, George (owner)
Chittick, Wm. F. & Mary (travel agent)
Christensen, James (rancher)
Christy, C.E. (real estate)
Clarke, W.M. (pharmacist)
Clifton, Charles (porter)
Connolly, Thomas L. & Fannie L. (rancher)
Connolly, Vera Z.
Coombs, Ephraim (oiler)
Cooper, W.A. (rancher)
Copeland, George W. (real estate)
Davis, Mrs. Inga
Davis, Roy & Mattie (rancher)
Dodson, Iris (teacher)
Dougan, James R. (owner)
Dowd, J.W. (rancher)
Eagan, Henry P. (clerk)
Ehirlich, F.W. (ranch hand)
Engel, Elmer W. (postal clerk)
Engel, I. Raymond (thresher)
Espinoza, Jesus Maria & Lupita (ranch hand)
Faucett, Luna (bookkeeper)
Feitz, Charles & Blanche E. (teamster)
Finney, John W. & Laura E. (painter)
Finney, Leroy & Dollie (painter)
Fisher, Wm. P. (real estate)
Fitzpatrick, George A. (manager)
Fleming, Joseph M. & Vera (plumber)
Fletcher, John S. & Maggie (cashier)
Flintham, Mrs. C.C.
Flower, Mrs. Ruth A. (weaver)
Forbes, Wm. (rancher)
Forker, Samuel (rancher)
Franklin, Jackson (rancher)
Fredd, Walter N. (rancher)
Frone, J.R. (rancher)
Fultz, Otto (rancher)
Gallegos, Felis (rancher)
Garcia, Epifanio & Encarnaion (clerk)
Geyer, Michael F. (real estate)
Gibbs, David A. & Elizabeth (transfer)
Gibbs, Elizabeth (bookkeeper)
Goin, D. Monroe & Virgie (carpenter)
Goin, Elijah E. (teamster)
Goin, J. Matthew & Nannie L (carpenter)
Goin, Reed S. & Lonie (carpenter)
Golden, Ruben B. (rancher)
Groshart, Harry N. & Bertha L. (lunch)
Guymon, J.O. (rancher)
Guymon, Myron (barber)
Guymon, Robert M. & Hattie (clerk)
Guymon, W. Milton (rancher)
Gwinn, Lawrence M. (owner)
Hall, Cyrus H.
Hall, Horace C. (cashier)
Hamilton, Eliza L. --- widow of George
Harper, Henry (rancher)
Hatfield, Alma L. (tel opr RR)
Hatfield, Bremer F. (Brakeman RR)
Hatfield, Edna E.
Hatfield, Frederick B. & Susan L. (agent RR)
Helm, G. Wm. & Mina (machinist)
Jeffers, Daniel O. & May (helper)
Jensen, Christen (VP LaJara St. Bank)
Kavalec, Rudolph J. & Grace E. (cashier)
Kelley, Ed G. (clerk)
Kelly, J.J. (rancher)
Kelly, Mrs. Mary M.
Kelly, Walter (rancher)
King, Amos (helper)
King, Byron W. & Bertha (blacksmith)
King, Thomas L. & Jennie L. (prop. LaJara Creamery)
Kinton, B. Harry (clerk)
Kinton, Thomas B. & G. Alice (rancher)
Lambert, William (rancher)
Langtry, Lucy F.
Lee, Arthur W. & Nellie M. (Manager)
Lieurance, J.H. (rancher)
Low, Norma (manager)
McClure, W.F. & Irene (Sec The Home Lumber)
McCunniff, Emmett (cement worker)
McCunniff, Thomas & M. Alice (real estate)
McDaniel, James A. & Irene (Manager)
McIntyre, Joseph P. (rancher)
McKee, S.P. (rancher)
McKelvey, James P. & Alice P. (hardware)
McKelvey, Laura (teacher)
McWain, W.H. (rancher)
Madril, Jose C. & Annie (section hand)
Madril, Juan & Julianita (laborer)
Madril, Tracy B. (warehouseman)
Maez, Juan & Emeliana (ranch hand)
Magee, A.J. (rancher)
Magee, Grace G. (teacher)
Magnes, Charles & Alice A. (lumber)
Magnes, Harold P. & Carmalita (clerk)
Magnusson, Leonard (laborer)
Magnusson, Swan M. & Jennie A. (section foreman RR)
Magnusson, Walfred (laborer)
Marquez, Electo & Decederia (delivery man)
Marquez, Lorenzo (barman)
Marquez, Nicolas & Corelia (barman)
Martinez, Juan & Barnabe (packer)
Martinez, Manuel & Florence (laborer)
Martinez, Nicolas & Frances (laborer)
Mayfield, J.H. (rancher)
Middleton, A. May
Middleton, Harry E. (contractor)
Middleton, J. Howard (contractor)
Middleton, Wilber F. (carpenter)
Moore, Ralph L. & Elizabeth (treasurer)
Mosier, Clark W. & Mahala E. (rancher)
Mosier, Mahala E. (postmaster)
Mott, Heber (rancher)
Mott, Mrs. Mary
Mount, John A. (rancher)
Mount, W.S. (rancher)
Murphy, Edward J. & Elsie E. (hardware)
Murrill, Wm T. (contractor)
Nakasawa, Thomas (porter)
Needham, Ernest (laborer)
Nelson, Ira (rancher)
Nesmith, C.E. (rancher)
Newcomb, Daniel E. & Maria (hardware)
Newcomb, Geo. D. (rancher)
Newcomb, Mrs. S.E.
Nielson, Andrew J. & Luella (plasterer)
Nielson, Hyrum & Stella (rancher)
Nielson, Leonard A. (plasterer)
Nielson, Peter & Laura (rancher)
Norland, Emma A.
Norland, Luther A. & Virginia B.
Nutting, George W.M. (VP)
Olehy, C.M. (rancher)
Oliver, George A. & H. Frances (carpenter)
Oliver, Gilbert G. & Daisy A. (meat)
Oliver, Sallie M.
Onstott, Frank & Lula M. (livestock)
Ormond, Thomas & Isabelle (rancher)
Ormond, Thomas M.
Orgeta, Celestino & Sedelia (section hand)
Orgeta, Demecio & Ysabelita
Orton, Frank B. (engeneer)
Osborn, Perry (painter)
Pemberton, Lemuel P. & Dora
Peterson, Peter (rancher)
Phillips, Frank A. & Annie P. (rancher)
Phillips, Nellie (phone oper)
Powell, Beulah (teacher)
Price, Lee D. & Annie E. (contractor)
Propp, George (rancher)
Pursley, James (rancher)
Pursley, Joseph C. (rancher)
Rainbolt, Sarah E.
Richardson, I. Benjamin & May (salesman)
Richardson, I.J. & Sarah P. (Pres. Lumber Co.)
Roberts, C.E. (rancher)
Robinson, W.W. (painter)
Rogers, Joseph H. & Levina (carpenter)
Rogers, Mrs. Lillie J. (nurse)
Rucker, John F. & Fannie E. (laborer)
Russell, Benjamin (cattleman)
Russell, Frank (cattleman)
Savage, James (rancher)
Schecter, Jesse J. (rancher)
Schecter, John W. & Vera D. (town marshal)
Schenck, Daniel Scott, Hattie W. (physician)
Seeley, George N. (real estate)
Seyfer, Iva (millinery)
Seyfer, Walter W. & May (prop. Drug store)
Shemwell, James H. Mary P. (meat market)
Shirk, S.K. (auctioneer)
Smith, Calvin L. & Lydia F. (insurance)
Smith, Dell (rancher)
Smith, Frank L. (rancher)
Smith, G. Harmon & Mary E. (rancher)
Smith, Rene E. (music teacher)
Stringe, W.E. (rancher)
Toby, Davis H. (pub. LaJara Enterprise)
Trujillo, Tomas & Petrolina
Valentine, John S. (rancher)
Van Vechten, Burt L. (Pres. LaJara St. Bank)
Vanderveen, Herman & Della (meat market)
Wagner, Curtis E. (teacher)
Wagner, James M. & Anna P. (rancher)
Watson, James (RFD carrier)
Watson, Mrs. Rebecca A.
Weddle, John N. & Margaret E. (physician)
Weddle, J.N. Jr. (rancher)
Weddle, Lula D. (teacher)
Weist, Charles D. & L. Ethel (gen mdse)
Weist, Ed (rancher)
Weist, Gertrude (clerk)
Weist, Harry (rancher)
Weist, Mable (music teacher)
Whitaker, Clinton C. (saloon)
White, Edna (student)
White, Mrs. Etta
White, J.W. (rancher)
Wilder, Clifton H. & Susan (pub. LaJara Chronicle)
Wilder, Esther E. --- widow of Wm. F.
Wilder, Rose (line opr)
Williams, A.E. (surveyor)
Wilson, Leroy (gen mdse)
Wilson, Samuel & Mary A.
Wilson, Walter L. & Pearl (clerk)
Woodward, Mrs. Pleasant A.
Wynkoop, Clyde A. & Rilla (rancher)
Zumbor, John S. (rancher)
La Jara RFD|
Beckett, Wm. J.
Christensen, Alma J.
Coombs, Ephraim W.
Coombs, E. Burt
Coombs, J. David
Fred, Joseph N.
Hawkins, Aaron S.
Horton, Julius S.
Johnson, William M.
Kinton, Ora O.
Knight, George F.
Knight, John F.
Olsen, James O.
Orton, Frank B.
Price, Marion G.
Price, Martin G.
Rainbolt, David A.
Rogers, James R.
Sego, John Wilson
Shawcroft, A. Frank
Shawcroft, J. Hyrum
Shawcroft, John W.
Shawcroft, Lewis E.
Valentine, Henry W.
Von Cannon, D.A.
Information abstracted from: F.A. McKinney’s directory of Alamosa, Conejos County & Saquache County, 1911.|