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    Mesa County, named for the many flattop mountains within its borders, was established in 1883.
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Charles Abbott, Stephen Leonard, and Dave McComb, Colorado: A History of the Centennial State, 3rd ed. (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 1995).

Laurena Mayne Davis, ed., Monumental Majesty: 100 Years of Colorado National Monument (Grand Junction, CO: Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, 2011).

Ben Markus, “In Grand Junction, Natural Gas Crash Still Reverberates Through Struggling Economy,” Colorado Public Radio, August 26, 2014.

Muriel Marshall, Island in the Sky: The Story of Grand Mesa (Ouray, CO: Western Reflections, 1999).

Emma McCreanor, “Mesa County, Colorado: A 100 Year History” (Grand Junction: Museum of Western Colorado Press, 1986).

Steven F. Mehls, The Valley of Opportunity: A History of West-Central Colorado (Denver: Bureau of Land Management, 1982).

Museums of Western Colorado, “Geology of the Grand Valley,” n.d.

Museums of Western Colorado, “Grand Junction History,” n.d.

Joyce Sexton, “History of the Fruit Industry in Mesa County,” Western Colorado Research Center (Colorado State University, 2013).

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

Kendall Slee, “The Power of Leveraging Local and Federal Dollars to Strengthen Agricultural Land Easement Investments,” (Washington, DC: Land Trust Alliance, 2012).

US Forest Service, “Administering the National Forests of Colorado: An Assessment of the Architectural and Cultural Significance of Historical Administrative Properties,” updated 2008.

William Wyckoff, Creating Colorado: The Making of a Western American Landscape, 1860–1940 (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1999).