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Ar 180329955

March 21, 2018

100 years ago: Copper ore from the Allen-Fattor Sliver Lake lease was shipped, bringing the total shipment for the month to 40 carloads. 75 years ago: Fishing was announced as permissible in...

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Ar 180329987

March 20, 2018

100 years ago: Mr. Paul Backinger and family were in Durango to arrange for renting their residence in anticipation of a move to Eureka, where they would live for the remainder of the year. 75...

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Ar 180319556

March 19, 2018

100 years ago: Tommy Lewis, whose racket for several years had been “twisting brakes on the railroad,” was in Durango from Dove Creek. 50 years ago: According to a report from La Plata County...

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Ar 180319676

March 18, 2018

100 years ago: The climatological report said “less than normal precipitation occurred during the month of February in the San Juan district.” 75 years ago: Wolf Creek Pass reported 22 feet of...

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Ar 180319677

March 17, 2018

100 years ago: John Kellenberger received two more carloads of Bevo, “the popular soft drink that looks and tastes like beer.” 75 years ago: The Dove Creek News, which was published in Rico by...

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Ar 180319734

March 16, 2018

100 years ago: Shan Kelly and Charles Jellinek of Griffith “decided to see just how muddy the roads were” and made a trip to Durango. They left for home “fully convinced that the top layer of the...

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Ar 180319851

March 15, 2018

100 years ago: T.J. Owenby of “the Breen country” made his way across “the high waves of mud” that were abundant in that area to make a visit to Durango. 75 years ago: Motor fuel tax collections...

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Ar 180319852

March 14, 2018

March 14 100 years ago: The pupils of the Whittier school were “very active in the service of their country and have shown their patriotism by investing $125.25 in war stamps.” 75 years ago: The...

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Ar 180319897

March 13, 2018

100 years ago: H.C. Haffner of Fort Lewis Mesa was in Durango to gather supplies and bring them back home. 75 years ago: “Animas Valley Grangers” attended “a splendid meeting” that featured 13...

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Ar 180319898

March 12, 2018

100 years ago: James R. Pitcher Jr., “mining and railroad man of Silverton,” was in Durango while he waited for the track to reopen for regular traffic following an avalanche that closed a section...

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Ar 180309641

March 9, 2018

100 years ago: Charles Hall “of the New Windsor” departed from Del Norte for Durango to look after duties “in connection with the position of secretary of the Commercial organization in that...

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Ar 180309746

March 8, 2018

100 years ago: While hauling wood, Durangoan Jack Akers “met with a peculiar accident that might easily have proved fatal.” He was “riding on the hounds of the wagon” when one of the rear wheels...