100 years ago: George W. Avery, the manager of the Incas mines, returned to the La Platas after spending a few days in the city “on matters of business.”
75 years ago: Gordon Gilmore of Durango suffered severe bruises, but was not seriously hurt, after his car slipped off the road between Durango and Hesperus.
50 years ago: A fire “of undetermined origin” destroyed the Broken Dollar pool hall and damaged nearby properties in Cortez.
25 years ago: Two men were throwing firecrackers at pedestrians from a black Chevrolet truck in the 900 block of Main 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.