100 years ago: “Seven sleigh loads” of household goods and furniture were moved from Bayfield to the Wagner home in Durango.
75 years ago: Durango constructed and opened its own “Sun Valley,” which was “complete with toboggan slide, ski course, tow-back and hot dog dispensary” to attract winter-sports enthusiasts.
50 years ago: Sen. Hoadley Dean, president of the South Dakota Development Commission, was announced as the speaker at the annual Durango Chamber of Commerce banquet.
25 years ago: A vandal made his mark in Durango, painting graffiti on the West Building, 835 East Second Ave.
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.