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Fruita in Mesa County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fruita History & Recreation

 
 
Fruita History & Recreation Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 13, 2020
1. Fruita History & Recreation Marker
Inscription.  

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.

[Balance of marker is informational]
 
Erected by City of Fruita.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestrySettlements & Settlers.
 
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

Fruita History & Recreation Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 13, 2020
2. Fruita History & Recreation Marker
Left marker of the three
(approx. 3.6 miles away); John Otto (approx. 3.7 miles away); Climbing Independence (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Shape of Independence (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Grand View (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fruita.
 
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.)
 
Fruita Banner image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 13, 2020
3. Fruita Banner
Emblem based on the city's popular "Gear Up" Festival
 
 
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 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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