100 years ago: There was pressure to complete an installation project of the flotation process at Smelter, according to Lawrence Clapp, AS&R company mining engineer.
75 years ago: In four years, the total revenue contributed from the San Juan Forest to the U.S. Forest Service was announced to be more than $700,000.
50 years ago: Two Durango men pleaded guilty in La Plata County Court to conspiring to steal gasoline from Durango Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
25 years ago: The Durango Sign Language Club announced it would hold a potluck and program, titled “Growing Up Deaf,” at Christ the King Lutheran Church on Florida Road.
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.