And the West is History

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 4:09 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: Thomas R. Henahen was an arrival “on the Southern” after he inspected the La Plata Mining District.

75 years ago: Local agent for the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, L.M. Forsman, received an order schedule of stock shipment cars for shippers in the San Juan Mountains.

50 years ago: The 1968 La Plata County Fair was scheduled for Aug. 15 at the fairgrounds in Durango. Annual livestock events were published, with organizers and contributors listed.

25 years ago: A “Community Action for Ride Sharing” program for La Plata County residents was formed to offer people who lived and worked in close proximity, on the same schedule, alternative methods of transportation.

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