100 years ago: “The first shipment of cream for the San Juan Creamery arrived by express from the Kroeger ranch in the Animas Valley this morning.”
75 years ago: An advertisement for Erwin F. Burnett, an optometrist in the Graden Building, read: “Wot a day, wot weather. I wonder why I did not take up the profession of sheep herder instead of fixin eyes and having to stay indoors all the time?”
50 years ago: “Approximately 50 persons were registered in the opening two hours of a second registration period for the spring trimester at Fort Lewis College. The college is teaching 25 different courses in the eight-week period.”
25 years ago: “The tailings removal project is breezing through a state audit this week, but is facing a delay in its cell cover design because of newly proposed regulations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.”
Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not have been verified.