100 years ago: “A Treat: The Rex Theatre is making special inducements to the school kids showing 5 E’s on their report card at the end of September. The students will be given free tickets to every Saturday matinee during October.”
75 YEARS AGO: “Durango library one of best in Colorado: One of the state’s best libraries is the Durango Public Library. Only one library in Denver and one in Colorado Springs have a greater variety of books. Grand Junction has a fine new building, but has not yet built up a collection of literary material to equal Durango’s.”
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.