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And the West is History

W.R. Rowland photographed this wagon race in Bayfield on Oct. 17, 1922.

100 years ago: “Last night’s Eastern was delayed six hours near Cumbres by the heavy drifts of snow that blocked the road. Twelve inches of new snow fell, and the wind blew a gale, filling the cuts until the road was impassable.”

75 years ago: The Kiva Theatre was showing “Gone With the Wind.” The advertisement stated: “Nothing cut but the price!”

50 years ago: “‘The moisture is marvelous for spring grains,’ says La Plata County Agent Ivan Lorenz about the snow which fell. ‘Fall grains will benefit, too,’ he added. But Loren and Extension Agent Beverly Flansburg agree that fruit trees which have blossomed will suffer from the cold snap. Cherries, apricots and plums which are out have been hurt.”

25 years ago: “Fort Lewis College is asking the Durango City Council to rename Sixth Street and Goeglein Gulch Road as ‘College Drive’ to improve access and enhance the college’s visibility in the community.”

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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