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And the West is History

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Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 9:18 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: Rumor had it that “when a soldier in France is seen with a girl on each arm, he’s American.” It was “the best definition of the diplomatic expression, ‘entente cordiale,’” that anyone had been able to discover.

75 years ago: Bayfield journalists reported that Mr. Lacey was “resting easy” in “a Durango hospital” after he was injured in a highway vehicle crash. Reporters assumed it would be good news for his friends in the area.

50 years ago: The United States Army Recruiting Office in Durango closed because of “economic” reasons.

25 years ago: Durango Police Department reported that the city transit system’s trolley hit an unattended van at Ninth Street and Main Avenue. Officers gave the driver a warning for careless driving.

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

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