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The West is History

100 years ago: “C.F. Faith, job foreman at the Durango Weekly Democrat, exceeded all local fishers in the catching last evening of an 18-inch trout weighing nearly four pounds, in the bend of the Animas some 400 yards above the railroad bridge. It was a beauty.”

75 YEARS AGO: “The Bar at Waikiki – drinks to suit the most discriminating palate, served in a quite friendly way.”

50 YEARS AGO: “Cortez Police find stolen car, AWOL Navy man: An 18 year-old was caught when his stolen car from Port Lavaca, TX, was discovered on a routine stop on Main St. The man then asked permission to get his Navy leave papers from his nearby uncle’s house, but the officer caught him attempting to flee out the back door.”

25 YEARS AGO: “$25 perm special by Sarah or Jane at the Rustic Razor, 835 Main Ave.”

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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