The Early Days

Photo courtesy of Max Clampitt

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Some early residents of Hobbs

The building above was located on the north side of the street,
in the 100 block of West Broadway, at the corner of Shipp &
Broadway, where the Center For the Arts is now located. 
This image, as well as the ones below date from the 1930's.
Blakeley's Boot Shop was owned and operated by Sherley and Rae
Blakeley, who moved to Hobbs from Littlefield, Texas in the 1930's and lived
in the back of the store for a while before buying a home here.  Sherley also
served as a volunteer fireman.

Bob Skyles & His Skyrockets
Here's a picture of Bob Skyles and his Skyrockets performing at the Tokio Club
at 610 East Humble in Hobbs, New Mexico in about 1938. 
A special thanks to Jim Lowe for the use of the photo. 
For more information about Bob Skyles and his Skyrockets see the
excellent website Jim maintains.

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