120 years: 1933

Everything looks bright and shiny through the eyes of the 1933 Century of Progress World’s Fair.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt begins addressing the nation through his Fireside Chats.

Grand Junction jumps on the bandwagon and backs the National Recovery Act.

The new 5th Street Bridge that crosses the Colorado River is dedicated.

The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Project Administration begin construction on Rim Rock Drive.

A cave-in takes the lives of three local men working on the road.

Federal Liquor Prohibition ends and new liquor stores, dance halls and other outlets for imbibing pour in to the valley.


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