100 years ago: According to the government thermometer, the high temperature was 28 degrees during the day, and at the night, “Old Man Cold with his wintry blasts drove the mercury to the cellar where it registered 10 below.”
75 years ago: John Wilmer, Durango Chamber of Commerce secretary, announced that 200 to 300 members of the Order of Redmen and its auxiliary planned to arrive for the second state convention in August.
50 years ago: A huge spruce tree in the East Animas Valley, considered to be a hazard to traffic, was cut down at the whim of “the forces of progress.”
25 years ago: Events were being announced for the “There’s Snow Place Like Home” Snowdown theme, which was a “Wizard of Oz” throwback.
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.