Cross-country cyclists got the royal treatment

Steve Rose, left, and Marty Panizzon, right, are greeted by Grand Junction Mayor Ed McCormick upon their arrival in Grand Junction in August of 1961 and named “Tourists of the Week.”



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Steve Rose, left, and Marty Panizzon, right, are greeted by Grand Junction Mayor Ed McCormick upon their arrival in Grand Junction in August of 1961 and named “Tourists of the Week.”

When Marty Panizzon, 23, and Steve Rose, 22, pedaled into Grand Junction in August 1961 on a coast-to-coast bike trip, they had no idea they were about to be tapped as “Tourists of the…




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