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And the West is History

75 YEARS AGO: “Wave goodbye to household drudgery: With the 101 jobs every homemaker has to do, it’s a grand and glorious feeling to assign Reddy Kilowatt to kitchen tasks. That’s what thousands do every day, taking advantage of cheap electricity from the Western Colorado Power Co. Are you?”

50 YEARS AGO: “The Navajo Tribe’s Washington, D.C., attorney Norman Littell, who has been in a legal fight with Interior Secretary Udall since Udall attempted to suspend him from his job in 1963, has filed a request for another hearing after a Sept. 2 court ruling that Udall has the authority to remove Littell from his position. Littell contends that only the Tribal Council has that authority, and an appeals court ruled in Littell’s favor prior to the Sept. 2 reversal.”

25 YEARS AGO: “Durango Police: 1:27 p.m. Thursday – Woman, 33, reported someone trying to ‘run a fingernail’ down her scalp while eating at Rosewater’s, 552 Main Ave. Woman was allegedly intoxicated.”

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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