And the West is History

Friday, June 29, 2018 1:57 PM
Maude and Jim pull a water wagon and sprinkle the streets to reduce dust in 1918 or 1919. The driver is not identified.

50 years ago: Students of Santa Fe artist Janet Lippincott opened a display of their work, which would last throughout the week, in the Oak room at the Strater Hotel.

25 years ago: Someone called La Plata County Sheriff’s Office to report a man who was yelling for help and waving a T-shirt on top of Ludwig Mountain south of Forest Lakes. Upper Pine River Fire District volunteers searched the area but did not find the man.

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.