120 Years: 1934

Views of Fifth Street over the Colorado River and, below, Main Street in downtown Grand Junction. BOTTOM:: An ad announcing the opening of the Mission Theatre

Congress passes the Taylor Grazing Act to “stop injury to the public grazing lands by preventing overgrazing and soil deterioration; to provide for their orderly use, improvement, and development.”

Thirty thousand cases of tomatoes and tomato juice are packed at the canning factory in Appleton, setting a record, and local growers united to eradicate peach mosaic disease.

A dust storm lasting two days becomes one of the worst of the Dust Bowl.

Gangsters such as Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, Pretty Boy Floyd, John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson dominate the news reels.

Frank Capra’s “It Happened One Night,” with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, wins five Academy Awards.

The Mission Theatre opens at 349 Main St.

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


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