And the West is History

Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 3:06 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: John B. Gray was a visitor to Durango and was said to be “a good man for Graden Co.” because he “knew a hog better than the hogs’ ancestors.”

75 years ago: A lightning strike started a fire that destroyed a large barn “and its contents” at the Frank Ludwig ranch south of Bayfield.

50 years ago: Former Colorado Gov. Steve McNichols spoke during a luncheon meeting at the Holiday Inn to promote his campaign for U.S. senator.

25 years ago: Durango Police Department received a report that a bronze “Ute Chief” statue was stolen from Southwest Book Trader on east Fifth Street.

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