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    Grand County, named for the Grand River (now the Colorado River), was established in 1874 and spans Middle Park, a large intermountain basin.
    Grand County
  • Grand Lake, 1894

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    The town of Grand Lake, next to Colorado's deepest natural lake, was established in 1879.
    Grand Lake, 1894
  • West Portal of the Moffat Tunnel

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    The Moffat Tunnel, completed in 1928, allowed for rail travel under the Continental Divide between Grand County and Denver.
    West Portal of the Moffat Tunnel

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References: 

Erica Bean, “Grand County Trail History,” Sky-Hi News, 2016.

Robert Brunswig, Paleoindian Cultural Landscapes and Archaeology of North-Central Colorado’s Southern Rockies (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2007).

Granby Chamber of Commerce, “The History of Granby and Grand County,” Granby Chamber of Commerce, n.d.

Grand County History, “Our History,” Grand County History, 2016.

Grand County History, “Places: Granby,” 2016.

Grand County History, “Explore the History and Culture of Grand County Colorado,” Grand County History, 2016.

Grand County History, “Winter Carnivals,” 2016.

Grand County Planning Commission, “Grand County Master Plan 2011,” Department of Planning and Zoning, 2011.

Grand Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, “History,” Grand Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, 2016.

Grand Lake Area Historical Society, “The Legend of Grand Lake,” n.d.

Grand Lake Area Historical Society, “The Shooting in 1883,” n.d.

Grand Lake Lodge, “History,” n.d.

Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado, “Hot Sulphur Springs History,” 2016.

Northwest Colorado Council of Governments Economic Development District, “Economic Update- June 2014,” 2014.

Virginia McConnell Simmons, The Ute Indians of Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2000).

Southern Ute Indian Tribe, “History of the Southern Ute,” updated 2016.

Town of Fraser, “History,” 2016.

US Census Bureau, “Quick Facts: Grand County, Colorado,” U.S. Census Bureau, 2015.

Betty Jo Woods, “Kremmling,” Grand County History, n.d.

Additional Information: 

Robert Black, Island in the Rockies: The History of Grand County Colorado to 1930 (Boulder, CO: Pruett Publishing, 1969).

Michael M. Geary, A Quick History of Grand Lake: Including Rocky Mountain National Park and the Grand Lake Lodge (Ouray, CO: Western Reflections, 1999).

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