July 3, 2013

100 years ago: “On July 4, 1912, we shivered in a temperature of 42 degrees. Snow fell within five miles of town. July 4 the thermometer showed a temperature of 88 in the warmest part of the day....

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July 2, 2013

100 years ago: “Instead of the Fourth of July celebration being a long drawn out affair covering three or four days with nothing of special interest on the program the Durango celebration will be...

July 1, 2013

100 years ago: “Clem Russell will forget the troubles incident to the district clerk’s life for a few days. He was off to his Springs Creek Ranch with all the paraphernalia necessary for shade tree...

June 30, 2013

100 years ago: “Mr. Ferguson, a stranger in Durango, presented to the City Council an application for a saloon license in the old Antler’s Saloon the quarters recently fitted up and known as Bessie...

June 29, 2013

100 years ago: “It will be wisdom for North Durango parents residing on Third Avenue to keep an eye out for ‘rattlers’ as several were killed in the section last year and they are showing up again...

June 28, 2013

100 years ago: “W.M. Graff is delivering some fine strawberries from his ranch, the Dunlap & Parson Beauty – he is delivering to the Durango Mercantile Company.” 75 years ago: “With the advent of...

June 27, 2013

100 years ago: “Don McLean went upon the Vallecito again bound and determined to fetch home that big one which has taken so many of his hooks and leaders.” 75 years ago: “D.A. James M. Noland said...

June 26, 2013

100 years ago: “Hugo R. Buerger, partner in the famous firm of Buerger Brothers of Denver, came in on the Southern. Hugo can tell you more about hair tonics in the German language than a Frenchman...

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June 25, 2013

100 years ago: “Don Thorton drove in his 3-year-old, 1,200 pound Percheron, a beauty in form, color and movement. Aside from high-class stock, Dan always has a Schutler or Bain wagon on the farm....

June 24, 2013

100 years ago: “Yesterday’s Farmington train was about 10 minutes late getting in. On the way down, about ½-mile south of Flora Vista, the front wheels on the tender’s first truck got on the ground...

June 23, 2013

100 years ago: “Charles Stilwell get an auto! Wait until he does – but do not get impatient.” 75 years ago: “Thirty employees of the Graden Mercantile Company, in company with their families and...

June 22, 2013

100 years ago: “The ‘Gem’ theater opened its doors to the public for its initial performance, within a very short time the S.R.O. sign had to be hung out. Proprietor J.O. Taylor obtained the...

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