Showing 1 - 20 of 57 , query time: 0.02s
Cover Image
Format:
Organization
An organization of student mothers, organized in the 1920’s, who helped provide for the needs of Fruitvale High School. They met twice a month during the day.
Cover Image
Format:
Organization
An organization founded by Flora Eaton as a social outlet during the Depression. During the meetings, if anyone said anything gloomy or about hard times, they were fined. Their initiation included a Chinese prayer. Members held Halloween parties, at which they tried to eat donuts on strings and bobbed for apples. Mrs. Nisley, wife of the superintendent of Fruitvale’s schools, was also a charter member.
Cover Image
Format:
Organization
A Lions Club, based in the Fruitvale area of Mesa County, which served the greater Grand Junction and Mesa County areas for several years. The Fruitvale Lions Club was founded in 1955, with the Clifton Lions Club sponsoring its incorporation. The Fruitvale Lions provided college scholarships and study abroad opportunities to youth, and helped needy citizens of Mesa County get eye glasses through their vision program. Charities they sponsored included: • Student...
Cover Image
Format:
Place
Cover Image
Format:
Organization
The Fruitvale School District, originally part of Allen District 13, was founded in 1895. The District constructed a one-room school house in 1897, and a larger school house sometime between then and 1917. In 1911, the District added a high school curriculum, and then a junior high curriculum in 1915. It enlisted the help of the WPA to build a high school in 1936. In 1946, the Fruitvale District consolidated with Clifton District 43 and Pear Park...
Cover Image
Format:
Person
Social worker, 4H participant, and early Twentieth century resident of Fruitvale, Colorado. She grew up helping her father in the fruit orchards that he farmed. She graduated from Fruitvale High School in 1921.
Cover Image
Format:
Person
In the 1920's, Charles Schoening owned a fruit platform in Fruitvale, Colorado, where bands would play.
Cover Image
Format:
Person
Robert Ross was born in Iowa and came to Grand Junction, Colorado in 1905, after receiving his degree from the University of Colorado. He taught in the Pomona School upon his arrival. He married Pearl S. Smith in 1908. They settled on a ten-acre farm in the Fruitvale area in 1912, on the east end of North Avenue, where they farmed fruit. He was the principal of the Fruitvale School in early Fruitvale, Colorado. He was elected to the Fruitvale School...
Cover Image
Format:
Compound
Early Fruitvale resident Velma E. Budin discusses the history of Fruitvale and Fruitvale High School, the extensive pioneering history of the Borschell family in the Grand Valley, the biographies of several prominent Fruitvale families, fruit farming, and early irrigation methods of the Grand Valley. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries and the Museums of Western Colorado.
Cover Image
Format:
Person
A Hopi Indian boy who lived at the Teller Institute, and helped the Nichols family with their fruit orchards in Fruitvale. Later, he was adopted by the Nichols family.
Cover Image
Format:
Person
She was born on the southwest side of downtown Chicago. She moved with her husband and family to a farm in the Fruitvale area of Mesa County, Colorado in 1902.
Cover Image
Format:
Voice Recording
During a speech to the Fruitvale Lions Club of Mesa County, Colorado, Al Look discourses on all manner of subjects related to Colorado History, including the geologic history of the Grand Mesa and Grand Valley, the lack of rat species native to Western Colorado and Eastern Utah, Ute and American Indian History, and dinosaurs. This recording is made available via signed release by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County...
Cover Image
Format:
Person
He was born in Wisconsin. Following his parents, who had relocated previously to the Grand Valley, he moved with his wife and family in the Fruitvale are of Mesa County, Colorado. He was a farmer.
Cover Image
Format:
Person
She was born and raised on a small farm in Fruitvale, Colorado. She had a twin brother who died in a fall on Serpent’s Trail on the Colorado National Monument.
Cover Image
Format:
Person
She was the founder of the AOOF Club (Ancient Order of Fools) in the Fruitvale area of Mesa County, Colorado. This all-women’s club was started during the Depression to help alleviate gloomy or pessimistic moods.
Cover Image
Format:
Person
He was born in Illinois. He and his wife settled briefly in Ovid, Colorado, and lived with their children in California before settling in the Fruitvale area of Mesa County, Colorado. He was a fruit farmer.