100 years ago: The county road crew reached Sheridan Junction, and the Ouray-Silverton road was expected to be open.
75 years ago: Irene Dunne and Cary Grant would be featured in a screening of “Penny Serenade” for three consecutive nights at the Kiva Theater.
50 years ago: Herbert John Brown, the owner of Brown Sewing Machine Co., died unexpectedly of a heart attack while mowing his lawn. He was 71 years old.
25 years ago: A man was reported to be selling old Playboy magazines to students in the parking lot of Durango High School, 2390 Main Ave. Police found the 21-year-old man and gave him a warning.
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.