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And the West is History

Stock are being loaded on the Rio Grande Southern Narrow Gauge on an unknown date. The postcard is part of the Nina Heald Webber Southwest Colorado Collection.

100 years ago: “‘A Woman of the Hour’” in three acts, presented at the Redman Hall proved to be an interesting story of a woman’s struggle between love for a criminal husband and duty to her sons, well interpreted by a capable company. About 100 persons were in the audience.”

75 years ago: An advertisement read, “For sale – Corona portable typewriters. The Zephyr model, only $29.75. Easy terms. Get a portable for your high school work. You will improve it. Hunter Music Co., 131 E. Eighth St.”

50 years ago: “An entire page in the recent issue of Grit, nationally circulated newspaper, is devoted to the D&RGW Silverton train. Written by Nannie Beecher, the story contains some inaccuracies – the train rises to 3,000 feet on the trip and carries just under 300 passengers – but it also contains a picture of the train leaving the Durango depot and one of the train on the cliff in the Animas Gorge.”

25 years ago: “Llamas drew about 200 spectators and racers to North America’s first llamathon, the Llamathon Challenge Trek in the La Plata Mountains. The course took llamas and their leaders over an 18-mile loop of wilderness trails beginning at Kennebec Pass and ranging from 9,500 to 12,000 feet. The llamas carried 50-pound loads to vie for the first place prize of $5,000.”

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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