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April 2, 2018

100 years ago: Sheep shearing in the San Juan Basin was in full swing before spring officially arrived, and sheep owners were expecting fruitful returns from wool shipments. 75 years ago: Mr....

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April 1, 2018

100 years ago: Durango man Frank Morgan, who suffered a burned foot days before when a steam pipe exploded at the smelter, was said to be in his home recovering from the injury. 75 years ago: New...

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March 31, 2018

100 years ago: A school census reported that there were 3,690 students from 6 to 21 years old living in La Plata County, of which 1,857 were male and 1,833 were female. 75 years ago: A...

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March 30, 2018

100 years ago: Captain Hardy, a marksman who supplied the trade of “Peter’s shells,” arrived in Durango from Denver to remind those who used the cartridges of “the merits of his wares.” 75 years...

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March 29, 2018

100 years ago: The Denver & Rio Grande Railroad continued attempts to partner with Mesa Verde National Park by offering advertising incentives to expand its tourism base. 75 years ago: It was...

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March 28, 2018

100 years ago: Radioactive ore fields of “very rare and very valuable metals” were found by miners along Montezuma Creek from western Montezuma County to Utah. 75 years ago: The Durango Chick...

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March 27, 2018

100 years ago: The mines near May Day spur started to make plans for upcoming summer ore shipments to the Durango smelter. 75 years ago: Mr. Harry Lemon purchased a 240-acre plot of land...

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March 26, 2018

100 years ago: The local smelter company decided to increase wages for smelters by 15 cents per day. 50 years ago: William Saroyan, a leading playwright and author, was announced as the next...

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March 25, 2018

100 years ago: Area miners expressed interest in an area near Molas Lakes, around the head of Cascade Creek, where tungsten veins had been discovered. 75 years ago: Durango City Council reminded...

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March 24, 2018

100 years ago: A woman was in Durango selling groceries “for a Denver house,” and it was rumored that she had “some very attractive bargains to offer.” 75 years ago: Fishermen Jack Turner, Floyd...

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March 23, 2018

100 years ago: Everyone was invited to attend a dance in Durango, which promised people that talented vocalists would “sing the choruses.” It was also said to include moonlight dances, good music,...

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March 22, 2018

100 years ago: It was the duty of “every citizen in the San Juan Basin and every mine operator shipping to this section” to encourage the addition of a zinc smelter in Durango. 75 years ago: ...