100 years ago: It was reported that Pat Murphy “on the Durango-Chama passenger run for years” was to “bump” Mike Hurley, “engineer on the Farmington run,” with the plan to allow Mike to “bump” Louis Johnson on the Durango-Silverton passenger run.
75 years ago: Beatrice Martin and Russell Dixon were married in Gallup, New Mexico, the week before Christmas. They returned to Aztec after a trip, “which took them through southern New Mexico.”
50 years ago: The production of winter wheat for 1968 was forecast at 40,807,000 bushels, which was 8 percent more than the 1967 crop and 37 percent higher than the five-year average.
25 years ago: A snowplow driver reported to the Durango Police Department that the Caboose Motel was pushing all the snow in its parking lot out into the street, which blocked a lane of traffic in the 3300 block of Main Avenue.
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.