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Additions and Subdivisions

Standard Sources

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A Brief Chronology: 1910-1919

1910

Population 11,020 (New Town only)

1910

Steel bridge built over the Rio Grande at Barelas

1910

Rosenwald Brothers (established 1878) opens in state's first cast concrete building at 4th and Central

1911

Exhibition airplane flight at Territorial Fair marks first time an airplane carries a passenger above 5,000 feet above sea level

1911

Clyde Tingley comes to Albuquerque; marries Carrie Wooster

1911

Kistler, Collister & Co. opens in place of Ferguson & Collister, 307 W Central [NW]

1912

New Mexico becomes the 47th State

1912

Railroad Avenue becomes Central Avenue

1913

Albuquerque Independent Society (organized 1912) is renamed as NAACP chapter

1914

Albuquerque High School moves to Broadway and Central

1915

F.W. Woolworth opens at 317-319 W Central [NW]

1916

Clyde Tingley elected Alderman for Albuquerque's Second Ward

1916

City of Albuquerque purchases water utility

1916

J.C. Penney opens at 410-412 W Central [SW]

1917 

Form of city government changes from Mayor and Board of Aldermen to City Manager and City Commission

1917

Outbreak of World War I turns UNM campus into a training camp for New Mexico National Guard Battery A

1917

Occidental Life Insurance building completed at 305 W Gold [SW]

1917

Albuquerque is first community in U.S. to hire female streetcar conductors, known as "motorettes"

1917

Albuquerque Gas & Electric Company incorporates

1918

Flu epidemic leads to closure of "picture shows, dance halls, schools, churches and all other places where gatherings are not absolutely necessary."

1919-1920

Surfacing of U.S. Highway 85

Early Albuquerque Newspapers

Early Albuquerque Newspapers

The Library of Congress' Chronicling America website has fully searchable digitized newspapers published in Albuquerque before 1923.  These papers include:

Albuquerque Evening Herald, 1911-1914

Albuquerque Weekly Citizen, 1891-19??

The Evening Herald, 1914-1922

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