And the West is History

Friday, July 20, 2018 3:33 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: The Young Ladies Sewing Club held a moonlight picnic at Brookside Park and “enjoyed themselves immensely.”

75 years ago: Home economist, Miss Nancy Finch, returned to Durango to, again, supervise a cooking school started by the Western Colorado Power Co. to demonstrate the best ways to prepare meals with electrical equipment for cooking and refrigeration.

50 years ago: La Plata County commissioners announced, at a regular meeting, a $100 reward would be given to anyone who provided information that lead to the arrest and conviction of “any person who alters, defaces, knocks down or removes any official traffic control device or any inscription shield or insignia belonging to the county road department.”

25 years ago: A 5-gallon propane tank caught fire at 10995 County Road 250, according to a report from the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office.

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