And the West is History

May 26, 2017

By Forrest Stone Herald Staff Writer May 26 100 years ago: Mrs. Ida Daniels “filed on land located in the Tiffany section” and departed for Sublette, Kansas, “to make arrangements to move to her...

May 25, 2017

By Forrest Stone Herald Staff Writer 100 years ago: Food production efforts “developed some enthusiastic feminine agriculturists” in Durango. One woman, who was “strongly in favor of protection,...

May 24, 2017

100 years ago: Three days worth of mail was delivered to Durango via rail from Telluride, because of a landslide that interrupted train service. 75 years ago: Attempts to hire workers at the...

May 23, 2017

100 years ago: Lead was reported to be in high demand and “extremely scarce.” Prices increased as a result. 75 years ago: Approximately 30 percent of the La Plata County population were...

May 22, 2017

100 years ago: H.C. Foster of Chicago “came in on a scouting trip for the Chicago Cubs at the ball game between the prints and the barbers.” 75 years ago: State highway officials improved “many...

May 21, 2017

100 years ago: Rumor had it that “after June 1 there will be fourteen new churches started at Silverton.” 75 years ago: Photos of Durango and La Plata County men who were serving in the Army,...

May 20, 2017

100 years ago: Court stenographer E.D. Peters came “down from Silverton” after a long week of working with the grand jury. 75 years ago: The war production board rubber coordinator, Arthur B....

May 19, 2017

100 years ago: Classified wanted advertisements included “a good dining room girl at Trimble Springs Hotel” and “two competent men for firemen and must be willing to do police duty.” 75 years...

May 18, 2017

100 years ago: A movement was “underway to form a domestic science class for the purpose of instruction in canning vegetables, among the housewives of the city.” 75 years ago: Because of the...

May 17, 2017

100 years ago: In “Fording” news, Jake Baer, Graden Packing Plant meat buyer, departed Durango “in a Ford” to the Kline mesa “on cattle business.” 75 years ago: In the “Ration Calendar,” Durango...

May 17, 2017

May 17 100 years ago: Sheep men, the Kirk brothers, arrived in Durango to purchase goods from Graden’s, and “loaded out supplies for their sheep camp up Horse Gulch.” 75 years ago: After a new...

May 15, 2017

100 years ago: A.T. Brener, “of the Kline,” was among the farmers who visited the city, and reported that, “crop-growing measures sure have been moving some in his section of terra firma.” 75...