And the West is History

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 3:30 PM
The cornerstone for the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, No. 507, is installed 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 highest temperature in Durango was 79 degrees and the lowest was 51, with 13.5 hours of sunlight during the day. The sun rose at 6:29 a.m. and set at 8:01 p.m.

75 years ago: Five young men “of Uncle Sam’s navy” arrived in Durango for “a short furlough visit prior to returning to their station at Farragut, Idaho, for an assignment.”

50 years ago: Purgatory Ski Area invited people to a showing of the film “Purgatory White Gold” in the Gold Room at the Strater Hotel.

25 years ago: A woman in the 300 block of East Seventh Avenue reported to Durango Police Department that kids next door kept throwing stuff in her yard. When she threw them back to their yard, they would throw even more stuff back in hers. The woman said she put all the items in a paper bag and requested that an officer deliver it to her neighbor’s house.

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