And the West is History

Monday, July 30, 2018 10:15 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: Excavation work, conducted by a crew led by Mr. Morris, was “progressing rapidly” at the Aztec Ruins. No notable finds had been made, though “several tubs of human bones” had been collected.

75 years ago: It was announced that the “Highway 160 bridge” over the Animas River, designed to support a load of 20 tons, had been completed.

50 years ago: Donald W. Busby, president of Subsurface Machine and Manufacturing Inc., purchased the Rocky Mountain Electric Service, formerly owned by Malcolm (Mickey) Logan.

25 years ago: Crews were trying to remove a city of Durango work truck and trailer from the Animas River. The driver parked the truck at the Conoco service station, went inside to get a soda and the vehicle rolled down the bank into the river, narrowly missing a man fishing on a large rock, by the time he walked back outside.

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