And the West is History

Friday, July 6, 2018 3:02 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: In sports news, the Smelter baseball team defeated Bayfield 6 to 5.

75 years ago: W. E. Colton donated a site for a ski course in Pagosa Springs. He has granted a five-year lease on 80 acres on the northeast slope of Reservoir Hill.

50 years ago: A logging truck went off Florida Road, 14 miles north of Bayfield, and the driver was reportedly unhurt, according to Colorado State Patrol.

25 years ago: According to a report made to Durango Police Department, a professor at Fort Lewis College posted a flyer in Hesperus Hall with information about how to bomb the accounting department.

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.