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And the West is History

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...

And the West is History

100 years ago: Rumor had it that “when a soldier in France is seen with a girl on each arm, he’s American.” It was “the best definition of the diplomatic expression, ‘entente cordiale,’”...

And the West is History

100 years ago: Nat Goodwin had “gone broke” and said he couldn’t pay his debts from “undertaking so many marriages.” 75 years ago: Marana Army Air Field in Tucson, Arizona,...

And the West is History

100 years ago: William Silver and G.N. Alkire, who were “members of the state constabulary,” arrived in Durango to “bring in the alleged horse thieves and jail breakers” from Ignacio. ...

And the West is History

100 years ago: The highest temperature in Durango was 79 degrees and the lowest was 51, with 13.5 hours of sunlight during the day. The sun rose at 6:29 a.m. and set at 8:01 p.m. ...

And the West is History

100 years ago: John B. Gray was a visitor to Durango and was said to be “a good man for Graden Co.” because he “knew a hog better than the hogs’ ancestors.” 75 years ago: A...

And the West is History

100 years ago: Archuleta County resident William South killed a male gray wolf with his six-shooter while riding a horse at the West and Hott ranch in Pagosa Springs. 75 ye...

Man from old Animas City releases book

Biographic ‘Time Flies’ tells WWII veteran Raymond Schaaf’s story

And the West is History

100 years ago: “The apple crop in the lower country” was projected to fall short of the yield from the year before, with “Fancy Jonathans” to be sold for $1.50 and other varieties for le...

And the West is History

100 years ago: Thomas R. Henahen was an arrival “on the Southern” after he inspected the La Plata Mining District. 75 years ago: Local agent for the Denver & Rio Grande Wes...

And the West is History

100 years ago: The city of Durango reported that its treasurer paid a $1,000 bond, which reduced the city debt to $295,000. 75 years ago: The local airport reported that an...

And the West is History

100 years ago: Mr. John Sponsel of Thompson’s Park returned home with his “rig,” which received attention from Durango residents. 75 years ago: A prospector, after travelin...