Sapinero in Gunnison County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Wayne N. Aspinall
Wayne N. Aspinall Storage Unit
Colorado River Storage Project
Congressman Wayne N. Aspinall devoted most of his life to the service of the people of Colorado and the Nation. After 16 years in the Colorado General Assembly, including 2 years as Speaker of the House and 10 years as Party Leader in the Senate, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1948, serving continuously until 1973. He was Chairman of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs from 1959 until 1973. One of the most knowledgeable men in western water matters, he authored many important natural resources laws. As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Irrigation and Reclamation, he was primarily responsible for authorization by the United States Congress of the Colorado River Storage Project in 1956.
In recognition of Congressman Aspinall's long, devoted service, Congress, by law, designated Blue Mesa, Morrow Point, and Crystal Dams and Reservoirs as the
COLORADO RIVER STORAGE PROJECT
This tribute was presented by the Bureau of Reclamation, Commissioner, Robert N. Broadbent, on July 18, 1981.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1948.
Location. 38° 27.463′ N, 107° 18.164′ W. Marker is in Sapinero, Colorado, in Gunnison County. Marker is on U.S. 50, on the right when traveling west. Marker is at a roadside pulloff. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gunnison CO 81230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crossing the Canyon (a few steps from this marker); Forming a Pinnacle (approx. 2.2 miles away); If You Only Knew (approx. 2.2 miles away); Storage Units (approx. 2.2 miles away); Trains and Trout (approx. 5.6 miles away); a different marker also named Trains and Trout (approx. 10.6 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Wayne N. Aspinall Storage Unit. National Park Service, Curecanti National Recreational area entry (Submitted on October 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Wayne Norviel Aspinall. U.S. House of Representatives entry (Submitted on October 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.