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CLOSE TO HOME: RESPONDING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT IN OUR COMMUNITY

Oct. 27, 2017

100 years ago: A notice about the gasoline shortage in the United States said: “Everyone you meet is yelling for gasoline and not a gallon to be had in town. The dealers say there is three or four...

Oct. 26, 2017

100 years ago: Jim Quintana advertised that his wife of Mexican Flats had “done gone quit her meal ticket.” 75 years ago: Hubert Jennings, a former employee of Montgomery Ward in Durango,...

Oct. 25, 2017

100 years ago: E.K. Boyd of “the gent’s furnishing department at Graden’s” returned to Silverton to “take up his work there.” He planned to manage his store with Mrs. Boyd as soon as he could find...

Oct. 24, 2017

100 years ago: Twenty-seven cars of cattle, on the way to the eastern markets from Dolores, passed through Durango. 75 years ago: The N.O.W. Thimble Club held a meeting at the home of Mrs. Guy...

Oct. 23, 2017

100 years ago: In response to the “plenty of water on hand and no limit as to hours” in Durango, all water consumers were “earnestly requested to sprinkle the street in front of their premises.” ...

Oct. 23, 2017

100 years ago: A shortage of gasoline was reported, and “there seemed to be a rustle on the part of several to stock up.” 75 years ago: A dance at the Long Lane school was held to benefit “the...

Oct. 21, 2017

100 years ago: Under the direction of W.E. Duggan, secretary of Durango Trust Co., “Patriotic gentlemen” Patrick Sheridan, “genial kitchen engineer” of the Western Power Co.; Richard Nelson,...

Oct. 20, 2017

100 years ago: To encourage people in Durango to become homeowners, B. Glaser offered “one of the desirable Liberty Loan Bonds of $50.00 absolutely free” to each purchaser of farms or residences...

Oct. 20, 2017

100 years ago: Overcrowded with spectators, the circus parade was held in Durango. The “longest ever in the city and most comical” parade included “embryo artists” and “great merriment.” 75 years...

Oct. 20, 2017

100 years ago: The Marvel Motor Co. unloaded “a bunch of new Chevrolet cars” to be sold in Durango. The same day, O.T. Trimble, Harris Bros. Mercantile Co. manager, and “a bunch of good scouts”...

Oct. 19, 2017

100 years ago: The Durango Democrat announced that two area men, Justen Barnett and Alexander Baird, were scheduled to depart for war Oct. 26. The 1917 newspaper described them as “colored boys,...

Oct. 17, 2017

100 years ago: Forty acres of land on Fort Lewis Mesa went on sale last spring, and hadn’t been purchased. The lack of interest forced the owner to rent the place, and “the renter planted wheat.”...