120 Days: 1932
A committee of 24 community leaders plans a celebration in honor of the city’s 50th anniversary in September 1932.
Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt defeats Republican President Herbert Hoover in a landslide victory in the presidential election.
Al Look and the Daily Sentinel begin the Soup Eaters program and provide Christmas gifts to poor children and their families. They’re treated to a yummy bowl of soup and a movie at the Avalon Theatre, and they receive toys refurbished by the Grand Junction Firemen.
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