120 Days: 1967

The historic La Court Hotel closes this year. Once the most elegant place to stay in Grand Junction, the hotel and Motor Lodge come down to make way for a new city facility.

The Older American Center is established, and Mesa County purchases the Veterans Intermountain Memorial Park.

Things heat up nationwide during the so-called “Long Hot Summer of 1967,” when race riots erupt in 159 cities. Things are “cool” in San Francisco as the “Summer of Love” embodies the hippie counterculture of the 1960s. Rock ‘n’ roll rubs sand in the face of surfer music as local bands like The Inmates, and The Sands of Tyme and Boenze Cryque perform at The Smoke Shack and Lincoln Park Barn.

The first Super Bowl is played with the Green Bay Packers defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.

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


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