And the West is History

Monday, March 5, 2018 9:34 AM

100 years ago: The San Juan railroad movement took a big step forward “upon receipt of a favorable letter from Frank Wiggins, secretary of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, one of the biggest and most influential organizations on the Pacific Coast.”

75 years ago: The Durango City Council named the board of adjustment under the new zoning law “passed and now in force.”

50 years ago: “Old Man Winter deceived those in Durango” who thought spring had arrived “by turning the rain into snow.”

25 years ago: State highway officials temporarily lowered the speed limit on U.S. Highway 160 for a 1/2-mile stretch east of Mancos Hill from 55 miles per hour to 40 miles per hour “because of all the hazardous potholes.”

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.