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And the West is History

The cornerstone was laid for the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, No. 507, in 1925 at Ninth Street and East Second Avenue. Durango Elks Lodge still uses the same building today, at 901 East Second Ave.

100 years ago: The high temperature in Durango reached 82 degrees with 13.5 hours of sunlight, while the low dropped to 41 degrees at night.

75 years ago: “The Durango Fire Department” responded “to dispel heavy smoke” with no sign of fire at 170 East Park Ave. The “dense sulphur smoke” was caused by “the coal stoker in the Hedderman basement, where the coal feed had been shut off.”

50 years ago: Sen. Gordon Allott, R-Colo., and Mrs. Allott visited Durango and had coffee with members of a La Plata County Republican women’s group in the Oak Room at the Strater Hotel.

25 years ago: La Plata County Sheriff’s Office reported that a 34-year-old man drove through two fences, “perhaps intentionally,” in a neighborhood outside the Durango city limits.

Items in this column were selected from The Durango Herald archives. Accuracy of content may not be verified.

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