Cortez in Montezuma County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Cortez Travel (Duncan Beauty Shop)
Mary Bensey and her three daughters ran a laundry on the lower level and rented the rooms upstairs during the early 1930's. Fire destroyed the building in 1935 and the site was vacant until 1942. In '42, the present structure was built by Charles and Helen Duncan and housed a beauty shop and Marshall Quackenbush's jewelry store. In 1973, area radio pioneer Jack Hawkins purchased the building and started a travel agency in the building.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1942.
Location. 37° 20.908′ N, 108° 35.132′ W. Marker is in Cortez, Colorado, in Montezuma County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 160) and South Market Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 West Main Street, Cortez CO 81321, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Duff Mercantile (a few steps from this marker); Wilson (Stone Block) Building Office Outpost (J.C. Penney Building) (within shouting distance of this marker); Cortez Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Montezuma Valley National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Citizens State Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); E.R. Lamb Mercantile (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marshal W.G. Clucas Residence (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cortez.
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