100 years ago: Mr. John Sponsel of Thompson’s Park returned home with his “rig,” which received attention from Durango residents.
75 years ago: A prospector, after traveling through Kennebec Pass in the La Plata Mountains, found a dead man, “apparently the victim of a heart attack,” in an old cabin near Flager’s Park.
50 years ago: Riley Byers, former owner of the Siesta Motel in Durango, was reported to have been “critically burned” by a power line carrying 7,000 volts while he was working in the field for Central Illinois Power Co. in Pekin, Illinois.
25 years ago: Trey Pecor announced the opening of his new business, “The Durango Bagel,” at 106 E. Fifth St.
Items in this column were selected from The Durango Herald archives. Accuracy of content may not be verified.