And the West is History

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 10:17 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: Mr. “Ballsy” Kyrn arrived in Durango from his goat ranch after spending the morning shaking off sunflower seeds to insure “a good yield” next year.

75 years ago: Durango fishermen were both lucky and unlucky in attempts to catch “the big ones” in the Animas River.

50 years ago: The Mike Nichols film “The Graduate” was released with show times at the Kiva Theatre in Durango.

25 years ago: Nine parking name plates, a “total value of $216,” were stolen from the underground garage of Norwest Bank, 1063 Main Ave.

This column includes items selected from The Durango Herald archives. Accuracy of content may not be verified.