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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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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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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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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...

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July 31, 2018

100 years ago: Excavation work, conducted by a crew led by Mr. Morris, was “progressing rapidly” at the Aztec Ruins. No notable finds had been made, though “several tubs of human bones” had been...

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July 30, 2018

100 years ago: Grasshoppers were “dying fast” in the Spring Creek section, according to reports from fishermen catching them for bait, who said they found maggots attached to the heads of many of...

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July 29, 2018

100 years ago: W.N. McTaggert of the Fort Lewis Mesa; Roy French and his mother of the lower Florida; Tobe Aperson of Salt Creek; and Q.A. Cross, J.J. Zink and Bill Chitwood of the Animas Valley...

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July 28, 2018

100 years ago: Judge McFeeley of Denver, who was “heavily interested in operating mining properties in the Silverton district,” spent a day in Durango before he left for home. 75 years ago: Lou...

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July 27, 2018

100 years ago: It was announced that Miss Helena Kreder was employed to teach at the Hermosa school. 75 years ago: Wayne (Tiny) Laudenberg of Durango was announced as the leading contestant in...

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July 26, 2018

100 years ago: Cowmen Dee Brindle of the Pine Valley and C.Y. Cook “from north of town” were in Durango and reported that “the range was fine this year.” 75 years ago: Mrs. J.A. Clark reported...

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