Land grab may have been mistake, or claim-jumping

This house at 1161 Main St. was built as a “spec” home by the Grand Junction Land and Improvement Co. in 1890. Property records show that Lizzie S. Van Buren bought the house for $2,500 in 1893.



051311 history

This house at 1161 Main St. was built as a “spec” home by the Grand Junction Land and Improvement Co. in 1890. Property records show that Lizzie S. Van Buren bought the house for $2,500 in 1893.

Whether he had intended to claim-jump or whether early-day records were simply haphazard, William Keith stirred up a pot of trouble when he filed his claim for what became Grand…




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