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Western Colorado History: Western Colorado History

Select Western Colorado Maps

Original town plat of Fruita, Colorado, established in 1884.

Sectional map of Grand Junction, Colorado. From the Grand Junction News, January 9, 1892.

Grand Valley Project map. United States Department of the Interior. June 1951, revised April 1960.

1950 Census Enumeration Map of Grand Junction

1940 Census Enumeration Map of Fruita

1940 Census Enumeration Map of Palisade


Museums of Western Colorado Local History Tmeline

Museums of Western Colorado has collected a wealth of information about the history of the Grand Valley. Located on their website are timelines and information about the histories of Grand Junction, Fruita, and Palisade.

Online Local History Resources