100 years ago: “Tomorrow night is the Maccaoee shirt waist dance. Mark the date in your engagement book.”
75 years ago: “Following a custom that was carried out through the fall, winter and spring months by the little kindergartners, Sue Pfeiffer, who celebrated her fifth birthday, was the honored guest at a grand party.”
50 years ago: This appeared in the section called Girl About Town: “When the Senior Citizens Club met in the Columbine Room of the courthouse, the group gave Viola Berry a birthday surprise – a birthday cake on a revolving music box plate, and ice cream.”
25 years ago: “A Durango Vietnam veterans organization is preparing to march back into battle – this time against La Plata County. At stake is honor. At issue is what the veterans say is a lack of respect the county showed those who served in the Armed Forces in the Vietnam era when it moved a war memorial from the lawn of the county courthouse to an alley behind Family Craft Memorials at East Second Avenue and Sixth Street.”
Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not have been verified.