Colorado Springs Prospector in Colorado-Springs, Colorado
1 Nov 1980

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1 Nov 1980

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Colorado Springs Prospector (Newspaper) - November 1, 1980, Colorado Springs, Colorado The Colorado prospector Durango grows Page 5 1/9/1881 a correspondent of the chieftain says a the new town of Durango is growing very rapidly. It is near old Animas City and 110 Miles beyond the end of the Railroad. The Leadville sports of both sexes have moved upon the town in Force but they Are quite too Early. The town has been incorporated but no building material except Brick or Stone Are allowed to be used in the business part of the place. These Are plentiful As building Stone is excellent and Brick factories Are in operation. Plenty of Coal is found near by. A Good Many buildings Are going up. And Many saloons Are in full blast. The town will be a Lively one a while it lasts. A four column daily is published there called the record and the paper is Well patronized showing that the citizens of the town Are full of life and Energy. The Colorado Springs Gazette. 12/31/1898 Durango is the county seat of la Plata county and numbers a population estimated at 6.000 to 7.000. It is in the midst of a Region of great and rapidly unfolding possibilities. The Animas. A Large and Beautiful River flows within her Borders and splendid natural advantages Crown her Queen of southwestern Colorado. She is the entrepot to a wide extent of mining and agricultural territory and stands at an Altitude of 6.530 feet above Tidewater. A Beautiful agricultural Valley stretches away from her Northern Border extends up the River fifteen Miles and is dotted with Well cultivated farms Thrifty Homes and the arts of peace. Three railways Center Here the Long line from Denver the Rio Grande Southern and the Silverton Extension. An electric Street car line is in operation from the depot to the what now 5/29/1886 the Ute indians have been purchasing great quantities of arms and ammunition in Durango this week. They have also purchased a number of saddles and a greater number of useful articles than usual. It is suspected by some of our people that they Are preparing to make trouble if the removal scheme is not carried out satisfactorily to them. They fully consented to the removal to the Southeast Corner of Utah and it is not known whether they Are aware of the revision of the Bill which provides that they shall not be placed within forty Miles of the Western Boundary line of Colorado. Having just received $14,000 from the government. They Are equipping themselves Well for the Campaign against Border settlers a if they strike out for it. The Hyde topics. 7/15/1886 Silverton is shipping 500 tons of Ore weekly to Durango. Durango has two smelters which will soon be in operation and there is a third in Progress at Animas. The red Mountain District is a a booming in the full measure of the term. The times is informed that the owners of the Yankee girl mine Are netting $30,000 per month. The san Juan has waited Long and patiently but the Jubilee seems to have come at last. The Denver times. Old town of Animas City a distance of two Miles and will be extended to Trimble Springs at an Early Day. Seven Miles beyond. Trimble is a Beautiful resort with Mineral Zed hot Springs splendid bathing accommodations and an elegant hotel. Good schools churches hotels Large mercantile houses a Well constructed electric Plant water system owned by the City two flouring Mills in operation extensive lumber Yards foundry and machine shops. United states land office railway Roundhouse an extensive smelting Plant Twenty eight Coke ovens two daily papers the evening Herald and the morning Democrat and wage earner a weekly and a Hundred other valuable enterprises Are seen in Durango. The City commands an extensive Field of Trade including the mining districts of the san Juan the valleys of the Animas la Plata. Montezuma. San Juan the Lite reservation. Indian school at fort Lewis. Navajo reservation in Montezuma county the Farmington territory in new Mexico and other sections. Nearly every denomination is represented by its own Church building resident pastor and Large congregation. The City has a High and two Large District schools eighteen male and female teachers superintendent. St. Mary s Academy by the Sisters of mercy and a lutheran private school. There Are three Banks the first National. Colorado state and smelter and City All financially Able to take care of themselves and a valuable Hospital. This is a natural smelting Point As it has Large Coal measures cropping out at its very doors railways extending into All the san Juan mining districts Lime Rock and Iron for Fluxing Down Grade from the Coal and Metal mines Timber water lumber and Many other natural advantages. An Iron Bridge is being constructed across the Animas River at this Point for a Wagon Way. To Cost $9,000 or $10,000. Other improvements Are going on. And it begins to look As if the tide had turned in a More favourable direction. The people of Durango Are proud of their fire department. It has the reputation of being highly efficient. In fact the City is amply provided with the elements of marvelous achievement and advancement. The Denver times. Church news 7/28/1881 the presbyterians have secured the Baptist Church until their own. New building is completed. Services every Sabbath at 8 . Sabbath school at 8 . Services at Animas City every Sabbath at la a m. A. L. Leonard. Pastor. The Durango Herald. 9/8/1881 carpenters Are busily at work on St. Marks Church and that edifice will soon be thoroughly repaired and ready for any kind of fall or Winter weather. The Durango Herald. 7/2/1881 volume i. Number i. Of the Durango Herald dated june 23d. Has made its appearance. It is an eight Page and creditable paper. The Rico Dolores news. Atte no Mic my Mic Mic 303 247-2601 coins Stamps buy sell Trade appraise 1111 Camino Del Rio Durango co. 81301 member Ana aps Asda. Facts nationwide teletype l my Mic Mic my my Mic photo Courtesy Center of Southwest studies it. Lewis Durango 1881 this Early picture of Durango appears that the town was put together Jig saw fashion. Not so. The town was in 1880 platted in a Legal manner with 80 foot streets 25 foot alleys dedicated and lot sizes set at 25 x 150 feet. The Railroad ran Between the town and the Animas River. Solid Muldoon editor chastised 2/3/1893 there is not a newspaper in the san Juan country but what has been insulted by the Muldoon s vituperation and uncalled for scurrilous Slang. We have opened fire and will give or. Day a Chance to shut up his barnyard Mouth or we will shut it up by Means More forcible than printers Ink. The Roll is called. There is no Man within the limits of the san Juan country More disgraceful. Both in present circumstances As Well As the past than Dave Day. Of the Ouray solid Muldoon. Dave Day is a natural liar a Pimp. By birth and an off cast of indecent and Dis respectable manhood. His Missouri record will show when we Are Able to publish it verbatim that he was driven out of the country for malicious deeds. Durango to be new county seat 11/10/1881 the election is now Over. Let the bitter personal wrangling of the past month cease. Let us All Settle Down quietly to our regular knitting. The Choice of Durango for the county seat of la Plata county is an excellent thing for this City and will result in Good to the entire county. Even Parrott City will suffer no injury from the removal. Parrott would be poor indeed if its future depended upon the holding of the county seat. But it does not. It is backed by a great number and variety of Rich Gold and Silver mines on the la Plata River and will always be an important business Point. Next season will witness hundreds of miners hard at work developing the mines up the a Silver River and they will necessarily contribute largely to make prosperous our Western neighbor. The Herald rejoices that no bitterness has grown out of the contest for county seat. It has been pleasant and Good natured from the beginning to the end. The Durango Herald. Similar to the history of the winnebagos. He is a Coward a murderer and a treacherous villain without the manhood to befriend his Mother for notoriety. No Money on the face of this Earth would allow us to exist had we the awful reputation of Dave Day. Very few people know the deeds of this treacherous villain and Back biting Coward. He had the record of being a Missouri scout during the War. And his Only slain were innocent children and helpless men. He has not the Sand to come out like a Man and face his enemy but like a sneaking Viper leaps upon those who Are helpless and unconscious and crows Over his Victory. No epithet of the vilest Tongue can ring out vermin sufficiently applicable to this disgraceful blot of humanity. His principles As a journalist Are As shallow As they Are mean and his Success in his profession depends upon his learning and teachings of Missouri imprisonment. He Calls everybody else a liar and a dead beat and never stops to think of his past history in Colorado As Well As in Missouri. He has been a pauper and a dead beat. He has taken the food from the clutching hands of starving women and children during his Scoutt career he has robbed the Virtues of the innocent sex and today betrays his innocent family. He Calls us a pauper dead beat and lying ingrate. Our s have befallen us inevitably but his Are from birth and natural instinct. Or. Day has struck the Zenith of his professional career and the Zenith of which will be his sad termination. The Animas Forks Pioneer. Prospectors note Dave Day colourful Colorado newspaper Man published first in Ouray from 1879 to 1892. In 1893 he moved to Durango and published the Durango Democrat until 1900. He died in Durango june 22, 1914. The history of Durango and the history of the first have much in common. We re working on tomorrow today Quot it National Bank of Durango the Bank that built Durango established 1882 member Federal Deposit insurance corporation sunday brunch.9 00 2 00 lunch daily.11 30 2 30 dinner nightly. 5 30 -10 30 lounge open.7 Days a week truly a unique dining experience a largest variety menu in town of Cicta 3206 main ave. A Durango Colo. A 247-1316

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