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Cortez in Montezuma County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Cortez Travel (Duncan Beauty Shop)

circa 1942

 
 
Cortez Travel (Duncan Beauty Shop) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 10, 2020
1. Cortez Travel (Duncan Beauty Shop) Marker
Inscription.  Originally the site of the Clark Mercantile (1890), this building has served a variety of downtown business functions over the past century.

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.
 
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
Cortez Travel (Duncan Beauty Shop) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 10, 2020
2. Cortez Travel (Duncan Beauty Shop) Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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