120 Days: 1932

During a Depression-era Christmas, the Sentinel helped provide soup, restored toys and a movie at the Avalon Theatre to poor children and their families. BELOW: Robbery and homeless people made the headlines then, as now



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.

To view an ongoing photo gallery of The Daily Sentinel’s 120 years project, go to GJSentinel.com.


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