And the West is History

100 years ago: J.M. Martin, road overseer of the Florida, was in Durango on business matters.

75 years ago: Thomas Cummins, formerly of Durango, was appointed assistant road foreman of equipment on the Alamosa division of the Rio Grande railroad.

50 years ago: La Plata Pomona Grange announced an election to determine new officers would be held at its next membership meeting.

25 years ago: Two saddles were stolen from La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave.

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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