100 years ago: A notice under Local News in The Durango Democrat said, “For quick meals and prompt service come to the Texas Cafe. Orders taken from 16 cents up. At the old Vienna stand.”
75 years ago: A “cheque for $2” was received from Lowella McGirr to be added to the fund for the proposed Durango High School Demons football trophy.
50 years ago: The Durango High School ski team, including 19 boys and 14 girls, “looked like winners” at a Nordic clinic in Summit County.
25 years ago: The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation began final design for the Animas-La Plata water project pumping plant, which would be located on the Animas River across from Gateway Park at the south entrance to Durango.
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.