And the West is History

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 11:25 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: Frank Grubb was in the Animas Valley to purchase beans from local farmers.

75 years ago: The Durango Municipal Band was becoming the main musical outlet for high school graduates, who were busy developing their talents.

50 years ago: Durango police officers investigated three break-ins that all occurred during the same evening at Basin Beverage, Johnson Jewelry and Lucky Drive-In. Different means were used to break into each business, including a rock thrown through a front window, a broken front door and a small service door that someone crawled through.

25 years ago: A mother reported to Durango Police Department that her daughter ran away from home and left a note, which read: “By the time you read this, I will be out of the state.”

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