Wacker’s Five and Dime

Wacker's stores could be found in most of the larger towns in Lea County, usually in the central business district. The stores were named for G. F. Wacker of Oklahoma. He had been working at a dry goods store in Ballinger, Texas and had the vision to start his own store selling low priced goods. … Continue reading Wacker’s Five and Dime

Seligman County?

There has long been a rivalry between Hobbs and Lovington, and in 1931 there was a move to subdivide Lea county into two counties, one retaining the name Lea and another called Seligman. The Albuquerque Journal issue of February 27, 1931 carried an article with these headings "Would Divide County To Honor Arthur - Hobbs … Continue reading Seligman County?