100 years ago: “The Brinkley-Douglas Commission firm unloaded a car of California oranges for the local trade. A beautiful pack.”
75 years ago: “Only a little more than two days time is left in which registration may be made for the Sept. 10 Colorado primaries.”
50 years ago: “It’s all over, kids. The summer vacation, with jobs, plenty of leisure, recreation and – you name it – ends Monday when school bells ring all over Durango District 9-R.”
25 years ago: “Crossing the U.S. in a tiny, two-stroke, two-cylinder 1964 East German Trabant, Rolf Becker, 43, of Halle, East Germany, a world record holder, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, for playing a hurdy-gurdy (crank organ) continuously for 48 hours, will claim another title when he arrives in Hollywood next month. No one has yet driven across the continent in the unique automobile, known for its lack of performance and peculiar construction, which includes body parts of plastic and paper. Normally, Becker earns his living in Europe as a street musician and comedian.”
Most items are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not be verified.