And the West is History

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:47 PM
The cornerstone was laid for the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, No. 507, in 1925 at Ninth Street and East Second Avenue. Durango Elks Lodge still uses the same building today, at 901 East Second Ave.

100 years ago: An advertisement read: “Before you buy a motorcycle, see the displays at Durango Motor Car Co.’s garage. Prices – Twin, $250; Single $200. 922 Second Ave. A demonstration costs nothing.”

75 years ago: A Bayfield resident was caught for illegal driving practices when he crossed “the orange stripe” on a curve and passed what happened to be a “courtesy patrol” car, which pulled him over and fined him $3 for passing illegally and $2 for speeding.

50 years ago: Max Aragon of Durango was reported to be in good condition at Mercy Hospital after he was slashed across the shoulder blade in a late-night altercation at the Truck Stop. Officers were looking for a Gallup, New Mexico, man who was suspected to have caused the injury.

25 years ago: According to a report from La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, a 55-year-old man punched a waitress in the face because he was angry that he was seated last at the Wits End Guest Ranch in Vallecito.

Items in this column were selected from The Durango Herald archives. Accuracy of content may not be verified.