Local History Thursday: When They Allowed A Brothel To Advertise At A Baseball Game In Lincoln Park

Reading through hundreds of oral history transcripts, I’ve found out some interesting things about my hometown of Grand Junction, Colorado. There were teacher-sanctioned boxing matches at the old Clifton School, a bear cub that lived in a South Street brothel, and of course (I mean, who couldn’t see this happening?), the time they allowed a […]

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Local History Thursday: Native American Heritage Month

If you’ve ever stood in Grand Junction and looked east towards the Grand Mesa, you may have noticed some prominent white markings staining the mountainside and standing out amidst the dark volcanic rock.  In Ute tribal legend, these unique features represent the Thunderbird, a supernatural entity well-known throughout Native cultures.  Mesa County has its own […]

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