100 years ago: The family of W.A. Hunter was glad to be back in Durango from a trip to Oklahoma, where temperatures were as high as 100 degrees.
75 years ago: Lightning struck a downtown residence during the night and caused the family living there an electric shock, which reportedly rendered a little girl unconscious and killed their house cat.
50 years ago: A California man was killed in a vehicle crash 16 miles west of Durango on U.S. Highway 160 when his 1965 Mustang went off the road and overturned.
25 years ago: A stolen gumball machine that belonged to the Kiwanis Club was found behind some storage units near the intersection of Holly Avenue and 32nd Street.
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.