120 Years: 1936

The big news in 1936 was Grand Junction High School winning the State A Football Championship. The Wonder Team outscored its opposition by a combined score of 506-0. Seventeen carloads of enthusiastic fans took the train to Salida for one semi-finals game. Jasper Fuoco opens Champion Boots and Saddlery that same year and C.D. Smith expands into its new warehouses at Fifth and Ute. The first downhill skiing course begins near Lands End Road. Over the mountain, the CCC begins construction on Red Rocks Amphitheatre.  FDR is re-elected to his second term, Hoover Dam is completed and LIFE magazine makes its debut.

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


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