100 years ago: Leo Meyers of Telluride arrived in Durango on the Southern, and continued to Silverton, where he would go to work for John Morgan, “the butcher.”
75 years ago: Merle Cornelius, a former mayor of Durango “who for some time” worked in the Seattle logging industry, was in the city awaiting his call for army service. He enlisted with the Aviation Cadets in Denver the week before.
50 years ago: E.G. Merritt of Dolores and Edward J. Mahlen of Denver escaped serious injury during a crash of a twin-engined aircraft south of Cortez, near the city-county airport.
25 years ago: Applications were sought to fill a position on the Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District.
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.