100 years ago: Sheriff G.S. Todd of Montezuma County arrived in Durango from Pueblo, where he took a youth to be placed “in the home of the feeble-minded.”
75 years ago: Ida Fracassini at Graden’s “showed the flu who is tougher” when he returned to work before he was well.
50 years ago: Starving goats – “perhaps more than 100 of them” – were rescued from an area on Dryside, where “deep December snows” had trapped them.
25 years ago: Four people were throwing snowballs at the streetlight in the 2400 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.