And the West is History

Friday, July 27, 2018 3:14 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: Judge McFeeley of Denver, who was “heavily interested in operating mining properties in the Silverton district,” spent a day in Durango before he left for home.

75 years ago: Lou Horton announced that he had taken over the Post Office Service Station and would continue to operate it “along the lines that have been responsible for its growth and success.”

50 years ago: City Manager Robert Rank announced watering restrictions on irrigation were lifted in Durango and emphasized that the city was still operating out of “the old water plant” until the new plant opened, which was estimated to become operational in late September.

25 years ago: Colorado State Patrol responded to two vehicle crashes in La Plata County. One was a rollover that occurred northeast of the city limits on 32nd Street, which involved a driver who crawled out of the vehicle and refused medical treatment. The other occurred at county roads 211 and 141, and patrolmen reported that there were no serious injuries.

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