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And the West is History

100 years ago: “Don’t cry because the state has gone dry. Keep your ice box full of soft drinks, and your disposition cool. Kellenberger sells them.”

75 YEARS AGO: “Is this you? You were seen Thursday at noon walking north on Main Ave., evidently on your way to lunch. You were attired in a black and white dress with a red bag that matched your red belt. You are of average weight and height and are middle aged. You work at one of the local department stores. If you recognize yourself, come to the Herald and claim your two free tickets to see ‘Love Crazy’ and ‘Little Men’ at the Kiva theater.”

50 YEARS AGO: “Wind tosses buildings, hay around: Billowing dust followed by a big black cloud swept into the area Tuesday. The wind swooped on C. G. Moore’s 12X32 foot barn, crushed it like a piece of cardboard, and tossed it off its foundation into the back yard.”

25 YEARS AGO: “The Colorado Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the prosecution’s appeal in the felony theft case against Pagosa Springs attorney Robin Auld is ‘unfortunate,’ said District Attorney Vic Reichman, who helped initiate the sting operation that spawned the charged.”

Most items in this column are taken from The Durango Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and The Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not be verified.

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