100 years ago: The attorney had just started to examine the witness regarding the happenings of Nov. 10 during the Cox, Graves and Carmen trial when Juror C. C. Graham fainted and it was necessary to take a recess. Juror Graham was too ill to return to the courtroom and the jury was excused until 7:30 p.m. when if the sick mans condition permits, the taking of evidence will proceed. Cox, Graves and Carmen were accused of killing Sam Truby.
75 years ago: Strange but true is the condition of the side roads these days. A crew of the highway boys hired a team to pull them to their destination over a few miles of no-bottom mud and then the team got stuck.
50 years ago: Arrangements have now been made to make the daily and Sunday Herald available to the students of Fort Lewis College. Two editions will be delivered to all students on the campus free of charge, to acquaint them of what the Herald has to offer.
25 years ago: Famed Western author Louis LAmour and his wife, Katherine, have won a $55,000 settlement in their 1984 lawsuit and battle over a power line easement against La Plata County and Colorado-Ute Electric Association. The LAmours fought the permit to place a 345,000-volt power line across their property near Thompson Park.
Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not have been verified.