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And the West is History

100 years ago: “Summer colds are serious: C. E. Summers said ‘I got a bottle of Foley’s Honey and Tar, and the very first dose relieved me. By the second dose, I was cured.’”

75 YEARS AGO: “Thermometers in Durango, including the official one, have been hovering precariously close to the freezing point the last few nights, at 35, 33 and 36 degrees.”

50 YEARS AGO: “A plywood mill, employing approximately 130 people, and with an annual payroll of over $600,000, has been proposed for Pagosa Springs. The financing of the mill is the big problem now facing the community.”

25 YEARS AGO: “‘A lot of people want to turn Perins Peak Wildlife Area, in my estimation, into an open area or Durango park,’ said Kevin Ellis, DOW district wildlife officer. ‘The Division of Wildlife didn’t buy it for a park; we bought it for a wildlife area.’”

Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and The Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not be verified.

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