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A farming operation that was located in the Redlands area of Mesa County in the early Twentieth century.
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Land surveys funded by Captain Worthington and conducted by civil engineer E.L. Morse in 1905. They sought to discern the suitability of the Redlands area for settlement.
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Originally called the Redlands Irrigation and Power Company in 1905, it was created to run irrigation operations on the Redlands area and run a hydro-electric plant. Currently, it's called the Redlands Water and Power Company and is a non-profit organization.
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According to the website of the Redlands Community Church, it began in 1921 as a spiritual home for farmers who did not want to travel to Grand Junction or Fruita in order to go to church. It was, according to the site, the first church located in the Redlands. Kermit Brubaker served as the pastor there from 1965 to 1972. It is located at 2327 Broadway.
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Founded by people of the Redlands, it began as a social club that met in the homes of people around the Redlands [circa 1920's]. When the Grand Junction Country Club and Golf Course (now the Redlands Community Center) put its building and grounds up for sale during the Great Depression, the Women's Club held dinners and dances to raise money to purchase it. The Club held many luncheons, dinners and dances at the Community Center over the years.
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Willis Blevins and his wife Lotus discuss their life as farmers in the Redlands, the history of the Redlands Community Center and the Redlands Women’s Club, and Willis’s career as a lumberyard worker and owner. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries, the Museums of Western Colorado and the Mesa County Historical Society.
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He ran the Sunday school that held classes in the old Redlands School building.
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With Willis "W. L." Blevins, he pioneered the growing of fruit on the Redlands.
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He owned land where the Panorama Subdivision now sits in the Redlands.
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They owned a peach orchard in the Redlands during the early and mid-Twentieth century.
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She married Willis "W. L." Blevins in 1918, and moved with him to Mesa County in 1920, due to interest in a building project of the Redlands Water and Power Company. They bought land for a farm in the Redlands area. She was a founding member of the Redlands Women's Club, a social club that met in the homes of Redlands residents and later at what is now the Redlands Community Center.
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Early Twentieth century resident of the Redlands in Mesa County. Her parents and family moved from Indiana in 1909. She grew up in a home that served as the first schoolhouse in the Redlands. Later served as a bookkeeper for the Colorado Producer's Coop, which her family's farm business belonged to.
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He came to Rifle, Colorado with his mother in 1912 and married Lotus Hocker in Glenwood Springs in 1918. In response to interest in a building project of the Redlands Water and Power Company, he and his wife came to Mesa County in 1920. They bought land for a farm in the Redlands area, with Willis growing potatoes, corn and fruit trees. With Ray Pierson, he pioneered the growing of fruit in the Redlands. For twenty years, he worked for Independent...
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Early Twentieth century resident of the Redlands who farmed potatoes and shipped them from Fruita. He also mined silver and gold in the mountains near Ouray. Uncle of Eileen O'Toole.