100 years ago: W.H. Norton was issued an order for 16,000 potatoes for “Uncle Sam’s army.”
75 years ago: Sen. Ed Johnson announced that the War Production Board requisitioned the Denver & Rio Grande Western railroad with all of its equipment between Durango and Alamosa.
50 years ago: The advisory committee of the Title III Reading Program met and concluded that the program would continue in the “new trailer-type buildings” at Riverview, Park and Needham elementary schools, and in the existing buildings at Fort Lewis Mesa and Florida Mesa elementary schools.
25 years ago: Budget time for the city was ushered in by the City Council at a work session to discuss the $3.8 million in capital projects that were planned in 1992.
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.