And the West is History

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 3:40 PM

100 years ago: Extra copies of The Durango Democrat and 1,600 pamphlets from the Durango Exchange were being delivered to residents in the San Juan Basin.

75 years ago: The San Juan Basin League Basketball Tournament was underway, and Durango victories were recorded at Smiley Junior High Gym.

50 years ago: Mesa Verde Savings made loans in 1967 that totaled $321,950 in Montezuma County and $339,450 in La Plata County.

25 years ago: According to a La Plata County Sheriff’s Office report, a 22-year-old man was cited for drunken driving, driving without a license and driving in the wrong lane at the intersection of East Sixth Avenue and Third Street. He was taken to jail.

Most 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.