120 Days: 1946

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Post-war Grand Junction is booming despite the lack of building materials. The GI Bill gives many the chance to open businesses and new suburbs spread throughout the city.

Edgar & Corn Construction begin its road construction and paving business, and Mesa Memorial Hospital opens at 740 Main in the former Antlers Apartment Building.

Dr. Graves and Drs. Addie and Ben Maynard open a new 12-bed Osteopathic Hospital at 1200 N. 12th St. in a former cafe.

The Intermountain Bible College is established near Mesa College at 12th and Bunting.

North of town, at Walker Field, Western Airlines begins service, and the U.S. Weather Bureau moves into an office.

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