100 years ago: Look out for the man who wants to sell you something by mail on approval. That sounds well and helps to sell the goods, but he is often banking on the fact that, once having received the goods, you will not go to the trouble of refusing them or boxing them up and shipping them back, even if they do not come up to your expectations.
75 years ago: Durango faces the prospect of at least two days without mail service from the east, with Wolf Creek and Cumbres passes closed to the bus and train.
50 years ago: In a move sparked by circulation of petitions seeking repeal of the citys dog leash law, the Four Corners Kennel Club declared unanimous support of the present leash law, officials said.
25 years ago: Three young men escaped serious injury when the Volkswagon bug they were driving careened over a steep hillside and landed on the back porch of an apartment 30 feet below. The car broke through a wooden fence, plowed over several trees and came to rest on the wooden deck behind an apartment building at 2121 West Third Ave.
Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not have been verified.