100 years ago: Frank E. Dodge, “an old-time traveling man in these parts,” arrived in Durango to transact business for a condensed milk company.
75 years ago: Sheep shearing was in progress in the lower Piedra district and the resident “flockmasters” were busy harvesting wool all week in the area.
50 years ago: Edwin L. MeKelvey, deputy La Plata County treasurer, was named county treasurer by the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners to replace Art Lundy, who died a week before.
25 years ago: Four Corners Public Radio staff returned to Durango after attending a Cinco de Mayo party with President Bill Clinton during the annual Public Radio Conference in Washington, D.C.
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.