120 Days: 1955
The year 1955 saw one school going up and another coming down. Appleton Elementary burns to the ground and the new Grand Junction High School on Fifth Street and Glenwood Avenue is open for students.
Daily Sentinel Publisher Walter Walker passes away and his son, Preston, becomes the paper’s third publisher.
Rocket Drive-in becomes the valley’s fourth drive-in theater and is located at 2881 North Avenue. Ray and Joyce Quan open the Far East Restaurant, and Bud Fleming and Burt Allred form B&B Electric.
Disneyland opens in Anaheim, Calif., and Alfred Hitchcock makes his television debut.
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