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The postcard shown above was mailed from Hobbs on September 7, 1936.  The signs in the background advertise several
local businesses that were operating at the time including Jackson-Horne Grocery, Daniel's Man's Shop, Wacker's, Petroleum
Night Club and Jobe-Rollins Chevrolet.  The baseball scoreboard on the right side of the picture is evidence that this may have
been taken at Bender Park, which was located at the intersection of West Broadway and Marland.  Hobbs had organized baseball
teams from the very early days, and had teams in several leagues over the years. (See the Baseball in Hobbs page)

Club Morrice was located on the Seminole Highway, East of Hobbs

Inside Club Morrice

Photos of Club Morrice courtesy of David Minton

Prater Oil Company was located at 501 N. Leech

Photo courtesy of Arnold Dunn
Jesse T. Dunn is pictured with the taxi he drove
for Bud's Taxi Service in Hobbs.

Photo courtesy of Arnold Dunn
Jesse T. Dunn is shown inside
O'Quinn's Drug Store in Eunice in the photo above.

Photo courtesy of Arnold Dunn
Shown above are the employees of Zesto Drive Inn, located at 601 N. Turner in about 1953.
Left to right are: Gwendola Pierce, Betty Hollis, Jolene McDonald, Connie Dunn,
Dale McDonald, Effie Dunn, Kathryn Kirk and Iva McDonald.

The Feastmaster was located at

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The May 25, 1930 edition of the Hobbs Times-Herald carried an advertisement for the
opening of the Wichita Coffee Shop, which was located on Main Street.  It was
presumably operated by parties named Christian and Culbreith, since footnotes
  contained in Gil Hinshaw's book Lea, New Mexico's Last Frontier include a listing of
members of the first Hobbs Chamber of Commerce as of July 16, 1930 and it included

"Christian & Culbreith's Wichita Coffee Shop".

The Butler and Groh Chevron Station at 301 E. Broadway, shown here in 1951, was operated by J.W. Butler and Eddie Groh.
La Conga Courts at 313 E. Broadway in the background. (Not to be confused with La Conga Motel at 210 W. Marland)
Photo courtesy of David Minton

  J.W. Butler (left) and Eddie Groh (right) in 1951
Photos courtesy of David Minton

The Derrick Lounge and Liquor Store was located at 323 S. Turner
Photo courtesy of David Minton

Judy from the Derrick Lounge and
Liquor Store
Photos courtesy of David Minton

McPeters' Magnolia Service Station was located at 500 W. Broadway
The former home of Watson Truck & Supply is seen in the right of the photo.

Photo courtesy of David Minton

Paul's Place was located on North Dal Paso.
Photo courtesy of David Minton

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