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And the West is History

100 years ago: “Game Warden Cummings returned from a trip to the head of the Western Colorado Power Company flume in the Cascade section. He found four feet of snow on the ground.”

75 years ago: “The U.S. defense savings bonds and postal savings stamps will be placed on sale in the main post office at the opening of business May 1 as part of the national effort to make America impregnable.”

50 years ago: “The Mountain State Telephone Co. will crack down on persons using the telephone to make harassing, abusive, obscene, or threatening calls, according to J.M. Schlageter, manger of the Durango office. Colorado residents recently have been harassed by calls ranging from death threats or false notification of the death of a close relative to phony telephone surveys leading to lewd discussions.”

25 years ago: “It’s anyone’s guess, but the Colorado Army National Guard 928th Medical Company may soon be coming home. Amidst the air of speculation is a group planning a deluxe welcome party for 928th personnel as well as all local military personnel involved in Operation Desert Storm.”

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

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