120 Days: 1962
The big news in Grand Junction for 1962 is Operation Foresight. The news travels fast, and soon the progressive-thinking Western Slope town is on the map.
Grand Junction High School band teacher Marion Jacobs takes his students to Seattle for the World’s Fair and to march in the parade.
Wrestler Ray Coca trains for his trip to Japan.
Elsewhere, Students for a Democratic Society is organized, John Glenn becomes the first human American to orbit the Earth, and Marilyn Monroe is found dead at the age of 36.
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