And the West is History

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 4:05 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: Cowmen Dee Brindle of the Pine Valley and C.Y. Cook “from north of town” were in Durango and reported that “the range was fine this year.”

75 years ago: Mrs. J.A. Clark reported for Red Cross Surgical Dressings that 34,200 dressings were finished, which completed a three-month goal for June, July and August ahead of schedule.

50 years ago: In local softball news, “Jack’s Shell dealt State Farm their third straight loss and moved in a three-way tie for second place following their 9-6 win.”

25 years ago: A 17-month-old boy was treated and released at Mercy Medical Center after he fell into a bucket of water and nearly drown at his home on County Road 215.

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