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May 17, 2018

100 years ago: A week’s worth of good weather allowed work at Fort Lewis College and the school’s farm to progress rapidly as staff prepared for summer classes. 75 years ago: In preparation for...

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Ar 180519740

May 16, 2018

100 years ago: A “certain” young man who lived in the area was a week late on his promise to return a horse he borrowed from the mesa. 75 years ago: Dolores residents were upset about a “false...

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Ar 180519784

May 15, 2018

100 years ago: Mrs. Burr Putnam of Hesperus was making a satisfactory recovery from an operation she had the week before. 50 years ago: Colorado State Patrolman Carl Bushey reported that nobody...

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May 14, 2018

100 years ago: Fred Wilkins “met with automobile troubles while motoring over the Silverton highway.” His car had to be towed into town. 50 years ago: Weekend storms left 0.91 inches of moisture...

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Ar 180519856

May 13, 2018

100 years ago: Henry Wommer, a well-known cattleman of the Pine River Valley, discovered that he had loss of sight in one eye. 75 years ago: The American Legion Auxiliary completed arrangements...

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May 12, 2018

100 years ago: Miss Ina Wills, who was employed in the Harris Brothers store, arrived in Durango from Dolores. 75 years ago: A free pressure cooker clinic taught by Mrs. Florence Light was held...

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Ar 180519861

May 11, 2018

100 years ago: Frank E. Dodge, “an old-time traveling man in these parts,” arrived in Durango to transact business for a condensed milk company. 75 years ago: Sheep shearing was in progress in...

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Ar 180519987

May 10, 2018

100 years ago: Al Foutz of Fruitland “had a narrow escape from death” when he drank a cup of water that had been “dipped from a barrel containing blue vitriol mixture.” 75 years ago: It was...

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May 9, 2018

100 years ago: The Bayfield Blade reported that Joe Turner, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Turner, was “in the officers’ training camp at Jacksonville, Fla.” 75 years ago: Sheepman George Lemome...

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May 8, 2018

50 years ago: Gordon Rowe, assistant football coach and wrestling coach for Durango High School, was named manager of the county swimming pool. 25 years ago: Vandalism was visible from a ridge...

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May 7, 2018

50 years ago: More than 400 La Plata County cattlemen, their wives and special guests crowded the cafeteria at Fort Lewis College for the annual La Plata County Cattlemen’s Association banquet. ...

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May 6, 2018

50 years ago: City work crews were picking up trash piled on the curbs within city limits during spring cleanup. 25 years ago: Someone was throwing eggs at cars in the west 200 block of 25th...