And the West is History

100 years ago: City council held a special session to “hear the complaints and counter complaints of the bunch in district number three on sidewalks.”

75 years ago: The “famous” Rocky Ford cantaloupes and watermelons began to arrive in Colorado, according to the inspector “in charge of the produce dealers section of the director of markets.”

50 years ago: The relocation of the drive-up mail deposit box on Main Avenue was approved by city council.

25 years ago: A Sony CD player, valued at $250, was stolen from a vehicle parked on Spruce Court.

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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