And the West is History

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 3:02 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 train delivered people to Electra Lake for one of the last fishing and hunting outings before winter arrived.

75 years ago: The “library of the Fort Lewis branch of Colorado State College” received a grant to fund additions to the “collection of reference material in its periodicals of the current American and world scenes.”

25 years ago: Animal Control officers received a report from someone who found an owl with broken wings in the 2600 block of Arroyo Drive. The “federally-protected animal” was taken to the veterinarian for treatment.

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