100 years ago: Miss Phyllis Burnham and her brother, Rex, of Provo, Utah, spent the night in Durango on their way to visit relatives in Fruitland.
75 years ago: The Office of Defense Transportation announced that consideration was given to three more branches and segments of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, following requests by the War Production Board for certification that they were “essential to war transportation.”
50 years ago: Southwest Colorado Community Action Programs had “enough money to continue previously funded programs for three more months,” said CAP director Carolyn Lobato.
25 years ago: Investigators narrowed the focus of the fire investigation of the historic Silverton Town Hall, which was gutted by a before-dawn fire, to a fuse box that feeds some heat tape along the roof.
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.