And the West is History

July 22, 2017

100 years ago: J.W. Jarvis returned from Denver, and was forced to pass up Cheyenne because he ran out of money. He said it was an “awful trip” with “no luck.” 75 years ago: The labor shortage...

July 21, 2017

100 years ago: W. Miner arrived in Durango from his sheep camp to attend a funeral “of a roll of coin he was packing along, the obsequies being in supplies and provisions.” 75 years ago: Scrap...

July 20, 2017

100 years ago: While in Durango purchasing supplies, Tom Rowe of the Perins Peak district said that the “commander of the fleet of airships which bombarded London Saturday seemed to be genuinely...

July 19, 2017

100 years ago: Ben Russell and Doe Schlabach were “beating it for Electra Lake” to go fishing, with several kinds of bait to “make the fish hungry.” They expected to be gone for several days. 75...

July 18, 2017

100 years ago: The “first new potatoes” and “a good supply of home-grown cabbage” came into Durango with Johnathan Townsend. 75 years ago: La Plata County commissioners, City of Durango...

July 17, 2017

By Forrest Stone Herald Staff Writer 100 years ago: Joe and George Olbert of Hesperus were in Durango “swapping yarns with their cronies and transacting business.” 75 years ago: An “old law”...

July 15, 2017

By Forrest Stone Herald Staff Writer 100 years ago: A weather notice said, “Don’t cuss the weather. It makes the hay for the farmers and the fishing will be better after church next Sunday.” 75...

July 15, 2017

By Forrest Stone Herald Staff Writer 100 years ago: Butter fat took “a jump” to 37 cents, “its old standard of high price.” The selling prices remained the same, however. 75 years ago: The OPA...

July 14, 2017

By Forrest Stone Herald Staff Writer 100 years ago: Sergeant E. Birch, with a military record dating back 20 years, was in Durango “to take charge of the local Army recruiting office.” 75 years...

July 13, 2017

By Forrest Stone Herald Staff Writer 100 years ago: D.H. Morgan was recently injured “while trying to prove that the Ford was an irresistible force and a telephone pole a movable object.” 75...

July 12, 2017

By Forrest Stone Herald Staff Writer 100 years ago: A subscriber mailed a “batch of poetry” about the extra session of the state legislature, but the “hot weather spoiled it” before it reached the...

July 11, 2017

By Forrest Stone Herald Staff Writer 100 years ago: “The naughty birds” were having a “real cherry feast in the city and in the Animas Valley according to all reports.” 75 years ago: A warning...