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Homesteader in the Pomona area of Mesa County, Colorado who was said to have planted the first fruit trees in the Grand Valley area. According to Craig Aupperle, Orr planted his apple orchard along Struthers Avenue, close to the Colorado River. The orchard stretched from near 5th Street to the old sugar factory on 9th Street, an area that now encompasses the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens. US Census records show him residing in Pomona by 1900....
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He grew up in the Pomona area of Mesa County, Colorado, either on or nearby Third Fruitridge. He often played in the irrigation ditches and went fishing in the ditches with his brother David and their friend Albert Rood. He attended Colorado State University, and later became a teacher in the Grand Valley. He married Margaret Florence Seaman in 1954.
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She was born and raised in Mesa County, Colorado. There, she was a school teacher at the Pomona, De Beque, and Kannah Creek Schools before marrying and becoming a housewife.
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An immigrant from Italy who came to the United States in 1908. He settled in the Pomona area of Mesa County, Colorado, on a truck farm with bottomland in the Colorado River. He wrote back to Italy asking for a mail-order bride. Rosina “Rose” Paola arrived in June 1913, and they were married on July 20, 1913. Together they had nine children. After picking and washing produce, he and his children sold it out of a truck in areas around Grand Junction....
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Frank Chiaro describes his life as the child of Italian immigrants, farm life in the Pomona area of Mesa County, Colorado, and his various jobs, including his work as a boilermaker for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. He also talks about the second incarnation of his railroading career as a clerk, about mail cars and mail clerks, about the Durham Stockyards and the many livestock trains departing Grand Junction, and about water towers for steam...
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He was born in Missouri to Mary and William “W.A.” Rice. They were living in Mesa County, Colorado by around 1882, when W.A. and his brother Phidelah “P.A.” Rice (uncle to David), started the first lumber yard and lumber firm in the county. They farmed in the Pomona area of Mesa County, Colorado. David became a farmer in his own right, and his farm was located near that of William Weiser, off of 26 Road on or near Third Fruitridge. He attended...
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Mary Colosimo talks about the life of her Italian immigrant family on a truck farm in the Pomona area of Mesa County, Colorado. She also discusses her marriage to railroad man Charles Colosimo, his career with the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, including his stints as a call-boy and an engineer, railroad disciplinary measures, and train accidents. Lorene Roice talks about what brought her to Grand Junction at the end of World War II, her husband’s...
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He was born in Wisconsin to John C. Carman and Julia Carmen. His mother was a German immigrant. US Census records show him living with his wife, Edith Carman, in the Pomona area of Mesa County, Colorado by 1910, when he was thirty-five. He was a fruit farmer in the Second Fruitridge area of Pomona. He was an extremely organized man who planned his work year very carefully and who provided very specific instructions to his hired help. He grew ten acres...
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An Italian immigrant and farmer in Mesa County. He was born in Italy in 1880 and came to Mesa County, Colorado with his wife and children in 1913, at the age of 33. He operated a greenhouse and plant nursery on First Street in Grand Junction in the early Twentieth century. He also owned land in Pomona and on North Avenue before setting at the corner of 7th street and Struthers Avenue, where he raised tomatoes for the Curry Canning Company. There he...
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He was born in West Virginia to John D. and Pruda Hyer, where his parents farmed and he was himself a farm laborer. US Census records show him living in the Pomona area of Mesa County, Colorado by at least 1910, when he was thirty years old. He was an orchard owner in the Second Fruitridge area of Pomona. In addition to growing fruit, he also processed apples into vinegar and cider. He would process apples from other fruit grower’s as well, in exchange...
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She was born in Fort Collins, Colorado to Daniel M. and Susan R. Click and game to the Grand Valley in 1896. She grew up on a farm in the Appleton area of Mesa County, and was one of 10 children (US Census records list her residence as Pomona). Her father was a farmer who bought 40 acres and cleared the land, and constructed a dugout for the family residence until he was able to build a 10 bedroom house sometime later. She married Walter Anderson,...
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He was born in Italy to James and Rosa Arcieri and came to Mesa County, Colorado in 1913, at the age of 10. The family settled in the Pomona area, where his father had a greenhouse and farm. They then moved to 1037 North Avenue n Grand Junction, where they built a home, but found the land unsuitable for farming. They sold the house after a year and bought land at the corner of 7th Street and Struthers Avenue, near the current location of Edgewater...
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She was born in Elk County, Kansas to William T. Glasco, a Civil War veteran, and Mary Jane (Messick) Johnson. She married James Pearley Johnson in Grand Junction in 1910, and together they lived in Gilman, Colorado for two years while James worked in a mine. They then moved to Mesa County and lived on a farm on River Road, partway between Grand Junction and Fruita. There, they raised tomatoes in greenhouses and sold them directly to customers and...
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He was born and raised in Palisade, Colorado. His mom, a school teacher, gave him his first schooling while they lived near the McGinley Mine. He later went to the Pomona and Hunter Schools, and attended Fruita Union High School. His mom died when he was 12 years old, in 1937, and according to US Census records, he went to live with Luther and Jennie O’Connor (his aunt and uncle) on the Rhone Plateau for at least a time. He married Joyce (Israel)...
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She was born in a German community in Nicoliaska, Russia. Her father, John Geier, was a blacksmith. Her mother, Katherin Elisabath Zitterkopf, was a homemaker. She lived in Russia until the family moved to the United States in 1912, when she was twelve years old, and rented a home in Lincoln, Nebraska. She left school at age 16 to work; her jobs included those at a dime store, a cigar factory, and multiple sugar beet fields. She met her husband...
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He was born to a German farming family in Vidak, Russia, the youngest sibling of five children. Henry left Russia to avoid serving in the army before the Russian Revolution, and moved to Lincoln, Nebraska to live with his sister in 1913, when he was 18 years old. There, they lived in a community of Germans from Russia. His parents, Pete Spomer and Mary Margaret (Georg) Spomer, refused to move and lived in Russia until their death. In Lincoln, Henry...
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She was born in Windsor, Colorado to German immigrants from Russia. She was one of eight children. The family moved to Loma when she was a young girl to raise sugar beers for Holly Sugar. Bertha worked in the fields, thinning and raising beets. Their family raised most of their own food and were big into pickling watermelons, apples, and dill pickles. The family later lived on a farm in Pomona, in the location of the current Mesa Mall. While in grade...
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She was born in Mesa County, Colorado to Giuseppe S “Joseph” Chiaro and Rosina “Rose” (Paola) Chiaro, Italian immigrants. She grew up on the family’s truck farm along River Road in the Pomona area. She went to school through the 12th grade and graduated from Grand Junction High School. She married Charles J. Colosimo on December 17, 1934. The 1940 US Census shows them living in Fruita, where Mary was a homemaker and her husband managed a...