And the West is History

100 years ago: The Rev. McClements, Episcopal rector at Farmington, arrived in Durango after “an extensive vacation trip through the wonders of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado, and to the various sight-seeing spots along the great Santa Fe system between Trinidad and Needles, Calif.”

75 years ago: Fred Klatt of Durango “was one of the fliers that bombed and inflicted heavy damage to Jap bases in the New Guinea.”

50 years ago: Leighton G. Roberts, developer of the Lake of the Pines subdivision north of Durango, announced that he bought Hermosa Cliff Guest ranch.

25 years ago: A 31-year-old Durango woman rolled her car three times after she struck a skunk about six miles north of Durango. She suffered slight injuries. The skunk was killed.

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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