120 Years: 1919

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With the war over and the threat of the influenza pandemic waning, the city of Grand Junction gets back to business in 1919. Binkley & Sons Painting is started and continues today.

The loss of more than $500 in fruit because of pest damage leads to the establishment of the Farm Bureau, and farmers are required to spray fruit to kill the coddling moth.

The Grand Junction Rotary Club is chartered by James Gormley, Walter Walker and other community leaders.

Fairmount Hall on North 12th Street is dedicated. A road to Grand Mesa is finally built with prison labor.

Jack Dempsey, a Colorado native known as the Manassa Mauler, wins the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship.



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