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Aug. 12, 2018

100 years ago: Thomas R. Henahen was an arrival “on the Southern” after he inspected the La Plata Mining District. 75 years ago: Local agent for the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, L.M....

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Ar 180819933

Aug. 11, 2018

100 years ago: The city of Durango reported that its treasurer paid a $1,000 bond, which reduced the city debt to $295,000. 75 years ago: The local airport reported that an airplane arriving in...

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Aug. 10, 2018

100 years ago: Mr. John Sponsel of Thompson’s Park returned home with his “rig,” which received attention from Durango residents. 75 years ago: A prospector, after traveling through Kennebec...

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Aug. 9, 2018

50 years ago: Durango police officer David Morris investigated two “almost identical” city vehicle crashes that occurred the same day within a few blocks of each other. Both instances involved...

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Ar 180809693

Aug. 8, 2018

50 years ago: The Durango Chamber of Commerce reported that, in the last three days, the number of visitors in Southwest Colorado took “a whopping jump.” Tourists flooding the area had occupied...

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Aug. 7, 2018

100 years ago: One of the heads of the Kittimac Mine passed through Durango on his way back to the Silverton area, where he would conduct a mining inspection. 75 years ago: Officials were...

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Aug. 6, 2018

100 years ago: Frank Grubb was in the Animas Valley to purchase beans from local farmers. 75 years ago: The Durango Municipal Band was becoming the main musical outlet for high school graduates,...

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Ar 180809839

Aug. 5, 2018

100 years ago: “The Durango band” presented a stage production, directed by Mrs. J.M. Sulivan, of the comedy-musical “Pocahontas.” 75 years ago: Local residents were reminded that a copy of the...

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Aug. 4, 2018

100 years ago: A local contractor returned from a trip to Ignacio, where he noted progress of the Werner Cottage construction project. 75 years ago: The enrollment count at Durango’s five public...

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Aug. 3, 2018

100 years ago: Bill Harding, who worked in the shoe department at Graden’s, returned from “a purchasing trip” on the East Coast. 75 years ago: The city police department reported that, in the...

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Ar 180809991

Aug. 2, 2018

100 years ago: The Herr family departed Durango for San Diego, where they would “spend their winters.” The community would miss them, “yet envy them.” 75 years ago: The “buying public of the...

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Ar 180809992

Aug. 1, 2018

100 years ago: Mr. “Ballsy” Kyrn arrived in Durango from his goat ranch after spending the morning shaking off sunflower seeds to insure “a good yield” next year. 75 years ago: Durango fishermen...