100 years ago: H.I. McEwen “and wife” were in Durango overnight from Cortez. Mr. McEwen was looking after six cars of sheep that were being shipped to Kansas. He left on the stock train the morning after, and his wife boarded the Eastern to meet him in Kansas City.
75 years ago: The Durango High School Demons were expected to have “a splendid trophy as an appreciative and suitable award for their football record.” The trophy fund, at the time, totaled $10.
50 years ago: Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Ruland sold Durango Music to John Parker, who formerly owned a hotel in Albuquerque and operated an automotive business in Montrose.
25 years ago: The resident of 210 E. 36th St. reported to Durango Police Department that a squirrel was in her couch, and she wanted it removed.
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.