By Forrest Stone
Herald Staff Writer
100 years ago: Joe and George Olbert of Hesperus were in Durango “swapping yarns with their cronies and transacting business.”
75 years ago: An “old law” that was amended newly allowed, regardless of occupation, “family heads” to be the last people called for armed service.
50 years ago: Mesa Verde National Park boasted 19,103 visitors in five days, about 2,000 more than the same five-day period the previous year.
25 years ago: A purple vehicle continuously drove down Main Avenue with a stereo “so loud it was shaking store windows.”
Most items in this column are taken from The Durango Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not be verified.