And the West is History

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 9:38 AM
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 Graham family returned to Durango from a four-month trip through the East and Canada. Mrs. Graham said they enjoyed every minute.

75 years ago: Bargains, as part of an “appreciation day,” were announced for items being sold by Durango merchants in the San Juan Basin.

50 years ago: Buford Wayt was named as the director of the Inter-Cultural program at Fort Lewis College, after he served for a year as assistant director of the program.

25 years ago: La Plata County Sheriff’s Office reported that a drunken man with a horse was trying to get into Virgina’s Steak House, 18044 County Road 501, in Vallecito, and harassing the busgirls inside the restaurant. Deputies took the man to jail on an outstanding warrant.

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