100 years ago: The Classifieds section advertised the Windsor rooming house for: “good clean beds, large single rooms, and free baths. 30 cents per night.”
75 years ago: Wayt’s Toggery advertised coats for sale, which could be seen in Mademoiselle and “worn by lovely Hollywood stars, smooth, different, and eye catching.” They were available for $19.95.
50 years ago: A “lone bandit with a knife” robbed the San Juan Liquor Store in Durango and got away with $84 and several travelers’ checks. The store owner said the man looked about 40 years old, had a knife, stole the funds from the cash register drawer, tied him up and cut the telephone cord before fleeing the from the location.
25 years ago: La Plata County Sheriff’s Office received a report that someone wrote obscenities on a lawn with weedkiller in the 100 block of Albrecht Lane.
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.