LS: History Here and Now Column Dec 05, 2008

GJ’s first Christmas involved river-fording and saloon donations

THE HOTEL BRUNSWICK, circa 1883, was the site of Grand Junction’s first community Christmas tree. Photo Special to the Sentinel/ Loyd Files Research Library Museum of Western Colorado



120508 History column

THE HOTEL BRUNSWICK, circa 1883, was the site of Grand Junction’s first community Christmas tree. Photo Special to the Sentinel/ Loyd Files Research Library Museum of Western Colorado

Grand Junction’s first Christmas was a community affair. Everybody lent a helping hand and contributed freely financially. The most liberal givers were the saloon-keepers, many of whom…




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