120 years: 1912
In Grand Junction, the year 1912 marks the beginning of 100 years of expansions for St. Mary’s Hospital as the Sister’s replace the original frame building with a new brick one at 11th and Colorado.
The Currie Canning Factory begins processing tomatoes. They’re brought to the factory on South 7th by wagons and trucks and many Grand Valley homemakers take second jobs in the factory.
After Daily Sentinel Publisher Isaac Newton Bunting passes, Walter Walker, formerly of the Ouray Plaindealer newspaper, becomes the Managing Editor of the Sentinel.
Fresh mountain water replaces river water as the city water is piped from Kannah Creek.
The Titanic goes down in the North Atlantic, and Woodrow Wilson wins the presidential election.
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