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And the West is History

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Thursday, July 26, 2018 2:51 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: It was announced that Miss Helena Kreder was employed to teach at the Hermosa school.

75 years ago: Wayne (Tiny) Laudenberg of Durango was announced as the leading contestant in the weekly Gardenswartz-Herald-Democrat fishing contest after he caught a 5 pound, 2 ounce trout – “hooked on a buck tail.”

50 years ago: Judge Eakes in La Plata County District Court dismissed “a writ” of habeas corpus of a man being held by La Plata County Sheriff’s Office on a charge of armed robbery in Clark County, Nevada, which means claims presented by petitioners were deemed unsubstantiated and authorities concluded that the suspect was being held legally.

25 years ago: A woman reported to La Plata County Sheriff’s Office that she was hit in the face by a hard-boiled egg while riding her bike on Wildcat Canyon Road.

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

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