Grand Junction History

Grand Junction was founded by George Addison Crawford on July 22, 1882. The name of the town came from the confluence of the Colorado (formerly Grand) and Gunnison Rivers. In 1882, Crawford started a vineyard in the Palisade area. Now, Grand Junction is known as Colorado's wine country. Grand Junction's history is rich in mining, farming, the railroad, and the past home of the Ute Tribe.

Learn all there is to know about Grand Junction and the surrounding area's history.

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