Fruita first to get safe drinking water

At left is a makeshift wooden bed on two-wheel assemblies resting on the track used to haul construction materials. Portions of the railroad are still in place today. From the collection of the Museum of Western Colorado.



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At left is a makeshift wooden bed on two-wheel assemblies resting on the track used to haul construction materials. Portions of the railroad are still in place today. From the collection of the Museum of Western Colorado.

Today when there is a news story reporting on Third World countries not having safe domestic water, it is difficult to imagine. However, that is the way it was here in the Grand Valley in the…




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