Vintage Durango: Snowdown in the superbad ’70s

by Patty Templeton

It was 1979. The winter was bleak. The people were restless … until the Durango Herald gave a couple grand to John Murrah and his merry band of miscreants to create February fun. And lo, Snowdown was birthed unto Durango the same year that Jimmy Carter ruled the land.

There must have been something in the air. “The Jerk,” “Apocalypse Now,” “Alien,” “Monty Python’s Life of Brian,” and “Mad Max” all came out that year. It could be inebriatedly debated that none of these movies would have been possible without the positive energy that Durango flung into the universe that February of ’79.

Patty TempletonDGO Staff Writer


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