And the West is History

100 years ago: Thomas Rickner, superintendent of Mesa Verde, his son and his daughter returned to Durango from Mancos. 75 years ago: The Colorado defense plan proved to serve Durango well in a...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 Years Ago: Mrs. J.T. Smith and her son, Earl Smith, of Missouri, were en route to Dolores to see a sick family member when Earl received word of her death. He kept the information from his...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

50 Years Ago: There was a special “crazy days” sale downtown Durango, involving merchants dressing up in crazy fashions to promote sales in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce. 25 years ago:...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 Years Ago: A “very pretty” wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Hadden of Redmesa, during which Miss Rhoda Willden became the bride of Mr. Lorenzo O. Elmer. 75 years ago: ...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 Years Ago: Nell Nelson and Mary O’Rourke were hostesses at a “five hundred party” in honor of Miss Ruth Jackson and her guest, Miss Ruth Hartman of Aztec. The theme was Valentine’s Day, with...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 Years Ago: Durango locals who returned from Southern California said that “three days rain there is referred to as a fall of moisture. To call it a storm is an over act.” 75 years ago: Anna...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 Years Ago: Newlyweds “Robert Garrison and bride” of Ignacio left for their new home in Rosing, New Mexico. 75 years ago: Mrs. Evan Austin of Arboles was surprised by several visitors and...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 Years Ago: The son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Townsend, of Florida Mesa, visited Durango after being away on Army business for several years. 75 years ago: Draft board officials announced that...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

75 years ago: Outdoor writer and Pittman-Robinson project coordinator Arthur H. Carnatt, superintendent of the state game farm Bob Ford, and wildlife technician Ralph Schmitt met with directors of...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 Years Ago: Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Stookey of Hesperus departed for their old home in Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania, to visit relatives. 75 Years Ago: There were musical numbers and two talks,...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 Years Ago: There were for-sale advertisements for full-blood white leghorn roosters and “all of my household furniture” by Mrs. B.W. Salomon. 75 years ago: Mrs. Clorinda Vietwira Clark of...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 Years Ago: The Smelter band was considering booking Clifford’s military farce, “Billy Single.” One of the attractions featured an 18-piece orchestra, “which scores its hit without a member of...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: And the West is History