And the West is History

March 27, 2017

100 years ago: Ed Kent of the Helm barber shop was confined to his home after he suffered “injuries of the ligaments of the leg” from an automobile collision. 75 years ago: The former priority...

March 26, 2017

100 years ago: According to the county clerk’s records, March had been “a bum month for Cupid.” A woman’s explanation was “it’s due to the H.C. of I” and “a mean man” said it was “due to the fact...

March 25, 2017

100 years ago: Lawrence Nolan left his home “by invitation of his neighbors” after they “used the horsewhip on him freely.” He was in search of law officers who could “come to his rescue.” 75...

March 24, 2017

100 years ago: Colorado College students Miss Sophie Paul and Miss Glady Bendure performed in “The Critic.” The comedy was described as the year’s “most pretentious given by the college folk.” 75...

March 23, 2017

100 years ago: Miss Florence Ruffe entertained the School Ma’ams Sewing club, and enjoyed “chatting, needlework and a comprehensive program of eats.” 75 years ago: Mrs. Julian Friant, James M....

March 22, 2017

100 years ago: Monroe Fields, upon his return to Aztec, reported improved conditions in his section; the farmers were “getting good prices for their products” and they planned to increase the...

March 21, 2017

100 years ago: The Rico mining district was formed into a thriving mining camp, which was composed of “a bunch of live ones” who were going after the railroads for a better service. 75 years ago:...

March 20, 2017

100 years ago: The trial of Kenneth M. Murray, “former secretary of School District No. 9 of this county,” began with the first of 18 counts of embezzlement of school funds. 75 years ago: The...

March 19, 2017

100 years ago: Leonard Scott visited Durango from Monticello, Utah, on a short business trip. After selling his ranch in Hay gulch, he became a man of the sheep business. 75 years ago: The...

March 18, 2017

100 years ago: Charley Heathers returned to Durango from his sheep and cattle camp on the La Plata. 75 years ago: Burt Haigler, farm owner, sold a cellar-full of potatoes to the dehydration...

March 17, 2017

100 years ago: Classified want advertisements included a “young school girl for companion to aged lady” and an ice cream factory and bottling works for trade, which was available because the owner...

March 16, 2017

100 years ago: Classified want advertisements included a “first-class milker and good dairyman,” a “second-hand safe” and “three good rock men at Bell’s quarry near Rockwood.” 75 years ago: ...