Fruita History & Recreation
A Brief History
Fruita was founded in 1884 by William E. Pabor as a fruit growing colony. Pabor's early efforts to create a commercially viable fruit industry between California and the upper Midwestern states led to the Grand Valley becoming one of the premiere fruit growing regions in the nation by 1910.
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Erected by City of Fruita.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
Location. 39° 9.22′ N, 108° 44.196′ W. Marker is in Fruita, Colorado, in Mesa County. Marker is near the entrance to the Colorado Welcome Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 340 Colorado Route 340, Fruita CO 81521, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dinosaur Diamond (here, next to this marker); Butch Cassidy (a few steps from this marker); Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stephen Tyng Mather
Also see . . .
1. History of Fruita CO. (Submitted on November 11, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Exploring Fruita CO. (Submitted on November 11, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.