And the West is History

100 years ago: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Myers entertained W.E. Duggan and family at lunch in Violet Grove, where “weinerwurst sandwiches and other good things comprised the menu.”

75 years ago: The nine-mile narrow gauge railroad from Silverton to Eureka, in Southwest Colorado, was sold to Dulien Steel Products of Seattle for shipment overseas.

50 years ago: The Associated Press told the Herald that the charts for the proposed reorganization of state government indicated that Fort Lewis College would be under control of the board urged to direct the University of Colorado, Colorado State University and the School of Mines.

25 years ago: La Plata County Sheriff’s Office received complaints about a gravel pit operation off County Road 521.

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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