And the West is History

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 12:00 PM
Maude and Jim pull a water wagon and sprinkle the streets to reduce dust in 1918 or 1919. The driver is not identified.

100 years ago: The “old-fashioned hoe cake,” which is cooked on the top of the stove and served with buttermilk, was described as “a delicious lunch” by The Durango Democrat.

75 years ago: Lt. Andrew T. Miernyk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Miernyk of Durango, was in the city visiting family and friends before he continued to a new station at Camp White, Oregon.

50 years ago: Tryouts were being held for the cast of the Durango Civic Players’ production of the Broadway musical “Wildcat” in the Diamond Circle Theater of the Strater Hotel.

25 years ago: A 41-year-old man from Aztec, while driving on U.S. Highway 550 near Bondad, was injured when a wheel of a motorcycle trailer in front of him flew off, bounced once and went through the cab of his truck. “I just ducked,” he said to the state trooper who arrived on scene after the incident.

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.