100 years ago: The evening Denver train was delayed 15 minutes at Ignacio while a shipment of dressed turkeys were loaded into cars to be delivered to Silverton. Each bird was priced at 28 cents.
75 years ago: Louis Vega, a newspaper delivery worker, advertised that annual Christmas stickers were on sale for his customers.
50 years ago: Fire destroyed a home two miles south of Cortez. Fire responders kept the flames from spreading to nearby buildings.
Most items in this column are taken from The Durango Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Accuracy of content may not be verified.