By Forrest Stone
Herald Staff Writer
100 years ago: “A soldier recruit” was delivered by “Dr. Ochsner’s stork” at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Follis of Durango. The mother and newborn were reported to be “doing nicely.”
75 years ago: A public notice said: They’re here – those new steel pennies – and you had better beware lest you accept them in place of dimes. They are the same size as the old copper colored coins, but exactly the same in color as dimes, albeit a shade smaller.”
50 years ago: Purgatory received 6 inches of new snow, which assured good spring skiing conditions on the slopes, but gardeners and farmers worried about how the low temperatures would change the growing season.
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.