And the West is History

Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 3:19 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.

50 years ago: Owen K. Hafling from the Animas Valley and Kansan H.W. Fellers “joined forces” to build the “first really modern mobile home park in the area.”

25 years ago: A man from Breen reported to La Plata County Sheriff’s Office that he witnessed an alien craft landing near his residence.

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