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April 14, 2018

100 years ago: After they attended a dance in Hesperus, “a party of Durango people” were driving home when “the lights of the machine went on the blink and while attempting to turn out to let a car...

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April 13, 2018

100 years ago: The Durango Democrat printed a news item from The Telluride Examiner that said, “Say, by gosh. The whole of La Plata County must be turning into booze. It has not been long since a...

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April 12, 2018

100 years ago: J.F. Clark brought Fred Probst to town from Aztec so that he could appear before the local board for physical examination and “attend the funeral of the late Pat Murphy,” who he had...

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April 11, 2018

100 years ago: Jack Gilheany, Tom Olson and Phil Myers passed through Silverton, the former two having just journeyed “to Nevada town.” Gilheany and Olson met with Myers, “a millman,” and they all...

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April 10, 2018

100 years ago: The year’s graduating class at Durango High School was to be “the largest in the history.” 75 years ago: Bruce Sullivan, La Plata County sheriff, ran “a fast quarter mile dash...

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April 9, 2018

100 years ago: Twelve carloads of wool arrived from Farmington on their way to Philadelphia and Boston markets. 75 years ago: Mrs. Raymond Israel said that she did not resign from her teaching...

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April 8, 2018

100 years ago: A program of horse races was arranged for local fans at the Smelter. 75 years ago: Durango student musical organizations, with instructor Al Ruland, embarked on a three-day contest...

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April 7, 2018

100 years ago: J.R. Richter Jr. with the Silverton Northern Railroad Co. started to work on the opening of the Gladstone railroad. One of the bridges had yet to be fixed after it was damaged by a...

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April 6, 2018

100 years ago: Game warden Cummings returned from a trip to the Western Colorado Power Co. in the Cascade section, where he found 4 feet of snow on the ground. 75 years ago: U.S. defense savings...

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April 5, 2018

100 years ago: Paul Ritter reported that horses were stolen from his Ignacio ranch. 75 years ago: Area skiers were about to throw in the towel for the season, when a surprise winter storm brought...

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April 4, 2018

100 years ago: Twelve inches of new snow blocked roads and delayed the Eastern six hours near Cumbres. 75 years ago: The Kiva Theatre was offering showings of “Gone With the Wind.” 50 years ago: ...

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April 3, 2018

100 years ago: The National Forest Service, the Durango Exchange and the state fish hatchery in Durango were in the process of stocking San Juan Basin streams with trout. 75 years ago: Mesa...