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And the West is History

“It is a beautiful sight as the white parachutes lower packages of tree seedlings to the ground in this May 1964 picture. Wrapped in a heavy canvas cover and harness, a bundle like this contains about 5,000 seedlings.”

100 years ago: “Following a brief and simple funeral service at the Hood & Ames undertaking parlors on Ninth Street, the body of the late Colonel David F. Day will be taken on this morning’s train to Denver for interment in Riverside Cemetery in the family plot there.”

75 years ago: “Mrs. F. C. Johnson entertained a foursome of bridge at her cottage at Electra Lake. The group spent the day enjoying boating, lunching, visiting and playing cards.”

50 years ago: “The biggest passenger load of the season boarded the Silverton, D&RGW narrow gauge train, with an estimated 693 people aboard the second day of the double run and also the second straight day that the passenger total exceeded 600.”

25 years ago: An advertisement for Bob Sellers Toyota, 20541 U.S. Highway 160 West, read: “City smart and country tough. The all new 1990 Toyota four door 4 Runner. Test drive one today! You’ll love the feeling!”

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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