Pueblo County, Colorado
WALTER K. HURD
Contributed by Karen Mitchell.
Walter K. Hurd, conducting business under the name of the Arkansas Valley
Automobile Company in Pueblo, was born in Fontanelle, Iowa, on the 23d of March,
1882, a son of James S. and Annette (Sears) Hurd, who are yet residents of
Pueblo. The family came to Colorado in 1900, settling first in Florence, where
Mr. Hurd engaged in the hardware business and later had the Ford agency at that
place. In 1912 he removed to Pueblo, where he established the Arkansas Valley
Automobile Company, and under his capable direction the business has grown to
its present gratifying proportions. He has one of the largest motor car agencies
in the state, the buildings covering one-fourth of a square in Pueblo, and he
utilizes about the same amount of space in Bessemer. Something of the volume of
his business is indicated in the fact that he now employs fifty men in the
various departments, covering the sales, the garage and the supplies. This large
enterprise is the direct outcome of the efforts, industry and business
management of Mr. Hurd, who is justly accounted one of the representative and
progressive men of Colorado. In addition to his interests as the head of the
Arkansas Valley Automobile Company he is the president of the O'Meara-Green
Motor Company of Denver, Ford agents, and also of the Commercial Investment
Company of Denver and Pueblo, which concern handles over one-half million
dollars in time paper on automobiles.
In September, 1905, Mr. Hurd was united in marriage to Miss May Agnes McRae
and they are well known socially in Pueblo. Fraternally Mr. Hurd is connected
with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. While residing in Florence he
acted as president of the Chamber of Commerce and the Business Men's
Association. He is now vice president of the Rocky Mountain Auto Dealers
Association and is a member of the Commerce Club of Pueblo. He is much
interested in the subject of good roads and does everything in his power to
improve the highways and advance public sentiment in that connection. In a word
he stands for all that is progressive in relation to public affairs and civic
improvement and his efforts have been far reaching, beneficial and resultant.
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