120 Years: 1983

Oil shale boom projects that were well underway before Black Sunday are completed in 1983. Dan Thurlow’s Grand Junction Athletic Club, the Bank of Grand Junction and the $9 million…




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Priscilla.
Thanks for the mention in the history column. It is one of my favorite parts of the paper. Since it is history, I thought I might add some perspective to your article. The Grand Junction Athletic Club was actually built and opened in 1978. Sam Haupt, Lee Miller and Larry Dowd were the original owners. Three local Doctors, Ray Painter, Les Duncan and Denis Campbell built and owned the building. Bob Turner, Ken Hobbs and myself purchased both in 1980. Six months before Black Sunday.
Dan Thurlow

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