And the West is History

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 11:21 AM

100 years ago: The Durango Exchange received a letter from Congressman Edward T. Taylor that said he had prepared a bill for presentation, a new proposition, that related to the Durango-Silverton public highway.

75 years ago: The Dolores Cowboys missed the chance to win the San Juan Basin league basketball title at Smiley High, and lost to the Durango team 33-19.

50 years ago: “One of Durango’s most colorful figures,” Jim Jarvis died at the age of 90 at Mercy Hospital after being “ill for many months.”

25 years ago: La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputies warned three boys to stop throwing snowballs in the 6400 block of County Road 250.

Items in this column are taken from The Durango Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Accuracy of content may not be verified.