And the West is History

Thursday, July 19, 2018 2:52 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: A classified advertisement from L.R. Cox of Mancos sought “a jockey rider at once.”

75 years ago: The National Labor Relations Board formally filed a complaint about the Sunnyside Mining and Milling Co. in Silverton because, allegedly, the company had warned and threatened employees against participating in or representing the Silverton chapter of the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers.

50 years ago: Fire chief N.P. Parks announced that weeds in vacant lots were dry enough to constitute fire danger and requested property owners clean out and pile them to be disposed.

25 years ago: A mattress caught fire in a room at the Brookside Motel. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze before it could spread to other parts of the building.

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