120 Days: 1955

FEB 10 1956 Grand Junction's new $2 million high school building (above) has been opened after months of “doubling up” on educational facilities by the junior high and high school students. At left is the school's new gymnasium; a 1,600-seat auditorium is in the center, and at the far right can be seen a portion of one of the new classroom wings at the school.



QUICKREAD

CELEBRATING 120 YEARS 
OF THE DAILY SENTINEL

Historical issues of The Daily Sentinel are available for review on microfilm — and recent issues on CD — at two places 
in Grand Junction: Museum of the West, 462 Ute Ave.; and the Mesa County Public Library Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St.



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. 

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


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