100 years ago: Captain Hardy, “the well-known crack shot,” visited from Ignacio for a few hours of recreation and pleasure. It was rumored that he was thinking about staying for the fair.
75 years ago: The Smiley Junior High School showed “dramatic sound motion pictures” of the United States Navy in action against the Japanese at Midway and in the Coral Sea.
50 years ago: A Durango woman was charged with involuntary manslaughter and sentenced by District Judge James M. Noland to 30 days in the county jail and two years’ probation, after she caused the death of a Pagosa Springs man April 16, 1967, while driving intoxicated.
25 years ago: Writer and naturalist Terry Tempest Williams anchored an installment of the Durango Literature Series ’92, titled “Voices from the West,” at Fort Lewis College. Grizzly bear advocate Doug Peacock and nature writer David Peterson also gave presentations.
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.