And the West is History

100 years ago: A forest fire started behind Perins Peak and received attention from local forest officials.

75 years ago: “Steaming along under the power generated by their victories over Aztec and Cortez,” the Durango Demons football team would attempt to “roll over another basin obstacle,” the Farmington High School “grid machine.”

50 years ago: Break-ins at the El Grande Cafe and Pippo’s Cafe in Cortez were reported to police.

25 years ago: Hosted by the Florida Mesa Girl Scout Troop, more than 200 girl scouts from Southwest Colorado gathered at La Plata County Fairgrounds for the 1992-93 Girl Scout Kickoff.

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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