100 years ago: Joe Green, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Green of Durango, enlisted in the coast artillery. Green graduated from Denver University and was a theological seminary student at the time.
75 years ago: Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Uzzel of Farmington received news from the U.S. Navy Department that their son, George W. Uzzel, seaman first class, had been killed in action. The young man served three years with the Navy’s Sea Patrol before war with Japan was declared.
50 years ago: Residents battled against the “constantly deepening snow” that seemed like it would keep piling up indefinitely.
25 years ago: The city of Durango announced the introduction of a new device called a “boot” that was developed in Denver and used to immobilize vehicles parked illegally or associated with drivers with unpaid parking tickets.
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.