And the West is History

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 3:35 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: Nat Goodwin had “gone broke” and said he couldn’t pay his debts from “undertaking so many marriages.”

75 years ago: Marana Army Air Field in Tucson, Arizona, reported that Cpl. Lloyd C. Stevens of Farnsworth, Texas, was “promoted to the rank of sergeant, according to Col. Charles Backes, commandant of Marana Air Field.” Stevens, before entering the Army, was employed by a radio shop in Durango.

50 years ago: A water-storage tank exploded and injured nine men from Cortez at a water-injection plant owned by Superior Oil Co. near Montezuma Creek, Utah.

25 years ago: The Durango Police Department reported that juveniles with a slingshot were shooting rocks at the Red Lion Inn and a broken streetlight. They also rolled a boulder into the middle of Roosa Avenue. Officers were unable to locate them.

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