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And the West is History

100 years ago: “Go to the Windsor rooming house, 1130 Main Ave., for good clean beds, large single rooms, and free baths. 30 cents per night.”

75 YEARS AGO: “It’s coat time at Wayt’s Toggery – they’re advertised in Mademoiselle, worn by lovely Hollywood stars, smooth, different, and eye catching – Mary-Lane and Junior-Lane Campus and Career Coats. Available for $19.95.”

50 YEARS AGO: “An unusual number of residents have come to the Herald on behalf of Joe and John Martinez, who fled into the Mesa Mountains after trouble in Ignacio. Their main objection was to sending an armed sheriff’s posse after these normally nonviolent men, which could turn the affair into a fatal shooting. Sheriff Walter Conrad has acted wisely in calling off the posse.”

25 YEARS AGO: “The moderate drought that has plagued Southwest Colorado for three years has ended. Thanks to a monsoon pattern shift over Mexico, the area has had enough rain and mild temperatures over the summer to raise groundwater and river tables to near-normal levels, water officials say. And forecasters predict Durango will have average to above-average snowfall this winter.”

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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