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And the West is History

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Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 3:33 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: “The apple crop in the lower country” was projected to fall short of the yield from the year before, with “Fancy Jonathans” to be sold for $1.50 and other varieties for less than $1.50.

75 years ago: Afternoon rain showers in Durango caused residents who had washed and polished their automobiles to feel as if their work was done in vain.

50 years ago: Durango police officers recovered “a box full of tools” that vanished earlier that week from a shed owned by James Chacon. Police Chief Cloyd Hubertus reported that officers followed a tip, obtained a warrant to search a house in the 300 block of East Fifth Avenue and found the stolen toolbox inside.

25 years ago: A man called 911 from the Town Plaza parking lot and reported to Durango Police Department that he bought some peyote earlier and he was being followed by a man who looked just like him.

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

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