And the West is History

May 17100 years ago: Sheep men, the Kirk brothers, arrived in Durango to purchase goods from Graden’s, and “loaded out supplies for their sheep camp up Horse Gulch.”

75 years ago: After a new “dragline” was purchased, it was announced that the city gravel- and rock-crushing plant, “fully-streamlined,” was ready for operation.

50 years ago: Southwestern Water Conservation attorneys announced they planned to petition the La Plata County District Court to reopen the water adjudication on the Animas River and its tributaries.

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

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