Grand Junction (Images of America) by Alan Kania

By Alan Kania

The Ute Indians have been infrequently out of western Colorado while their land was once opened to Anglo settlers. It was once on September 26, 1881, while George A. Crawford, William McGinley, R. D. Mobley, M. R. Warner, and others went to the junction of the Gunnison and Grand (later renamed the Colorado) Rivers to say 640 acres. within the semiarid confluence of the 2 rivers, a urban constructed, fruit orchards have been planted, and a faculty grew out of the seeds of a single-room institution with a mud ground. a number of newspapers opened, delivering information and knowledge to a enterprise neighborhood that incorporated coal mining, railroads, dry items, or even a toffee manufacturing facility whose items have graced the tables of royalty. How Grand Junction used to be capable of turn into a revolutionary neighborhood of marketers, educators, and community-minded electorate is a narrative top instructed in a small sampling of images. not one of the founders are nonetheless the following, yet their legacy, tales, and images have survived to talk for them.

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