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July 20, 2018

100 years ago: A classified advertisement from L.R. Cox of Mancos sought “a jockey rider at once.” 75 years ago: The National Labor Relations Board formally filed a complaint about the Sunnyside...

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Ar 180719632

July 19, 2018

100 years ago: An advertisement in Classifieds read: “Wanted – Cook, male, 15 to 25 men – Must be good on meats and baking – a cook, not a barnstormer.” 75 years ago: An advertisement for La...

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Ar 180719633

July 18, 2018

100 years ago: An advertisement read: “Before you buy a motorcycle, see the displays at Durango Motor Car Co.’s garage. Prices – Twin, $250; Single $200. 922 Second Ave. A demonstration costs...

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Ar 180719651

July 17, 2018

100 years ago: Examinations to qualify teachers for the approaching school year were being held in Durango. 75 years ago: A motorboat caught fire and sank at Electra Lake. Fortunately, all the...

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Ar 180719652

July 16, 2018

100 years ago: H.S. Harden from the International Silverware Co. was in Durango to promote his trade. 75 years ago: The Ignacio Chieftain reported that the annual Ignacio Fiesta celebration...

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Ar 180719711

July 15, 2018

100 years ago: Mrs. Newt Barton and “Miss” Pearl Roberts left Durango and walked all the way to Mancos. They arrived at their destination during the afternoon the next day, after staying overnight...

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July 14, 2018

100 years ago: Area residents made due with the onset of seasonal rains, including “several mamas and babes” who were caught out in storms but found “an abundance of shelter” and people who lived...

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Ar 180719859

July 13, 2018

100 years ago: Although area streams were running low during the end of the irrigating season, seasonal rains arrived early to save the summer yield of local crops. A record crop year was even...

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Ar 180719973

July 12, 2018

100 years ago: Jim Walsh, a bridge supervisor in the San Juan Basin, was in Durango for the night. He was wearing a plug hat, which was used to “catch rivets” when repairing steel or iron bridges....

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Ar 180719974

July 11, 2018

100 years ago: The Strater Hotel was hiring area carpenters and plumbers to meet the increasing demand to provide guests with “rooms with bath.” 75 years ago: Construction of the state highway...

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Ar 180709754

July 8, 2018

100 years ago: In sports news, the Smelter baseball team defeated Bayfield 6 to 5. 75 years ago: W. E. Colton donated a site for a ski course in Pagosa Springs. He has granted a five-year lease...

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July 7, 2018

100 years ago: Stockmen were alarmed by rapid spread of “tongue and mouth” disease. The “unknown” disease had extended to all stock-growing sections of the San Juan, and investigators declared...