120 Years: 1921
As Warren G. Harding takes office as the 29th president, the Grand River is renamed the Colorado River by an act of Congress.
The lie detector is invented.
The Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce hires its first executive director, W.M. “Woody” Wood.
The Grand Junction Lions Club is founded, construction begins on “The Trail of the Serpent” and fruit growers are asked to cut down trees that have not been sprayed for coddling moth.
The old Franklin School is torn down to make way for the new courthouse.