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Grand Junction

Added by yongli on 01/24/2017 - 16:26, last changed on 11/04/2019 - 13:42

Grand Junction

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With a population of nearly 60,000, Grand Junction is the largest city on Colorado’s Western Slope . The city takes its name from its location at the junction of the Gunnison and Colorado (formerly the Grand) Rivers, in the heart of the Grand Valley . Grand Junction lies near some of the state’s...

Grand Valley Irrigation

Added by yongli on 08/01/2016 - 13:06, last changed on 10/31/2019 - 11:06
The story of irrigation in Colorado’s Grand Valley speaks volumes about the reciprocal relationship between land and community in the arid American West. Early white settlers of Colorado’s Western Slope espoused concepts of landscape and water control that physically transformed the landscape from...

Mesa County

Added by yongli on 06/27/2016 - 15:11, last changed on 11/06/2019 - 08:21
Mesa County is situated on 3,341 square miles of the eastern Colorado Plateau in western Colorado. The county is named for the wide, flat-topped mountains within its borders. The Spanish called such mountains mesas —meaning “tables.” The county’s largest mesa, Grand Mesa , rises more than 11,000...

Wayne Aspinall

Added by yongli on 08/01/2016 - 14:56, last changed on 11/07/2019 - 11:14
At the memorial service for long-time congressman Wayne Aspinall in 1983, Colorado Governor Richard Lamm said, “you can’t take a drink of water in Colorado without remembering Wayne Aspinall.” Wayne Norviel Aspinall (1896–1983) was born in Ohio and moved with his family to Palisade , Colorado, in...
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