Tag Archives: history

Oral History Program – September

Fortifying Roubidoux: Fort Uncompahgre and the Old Spanish Trail From the late 1820s until the 1840s Fort Uncompahgre was the only outpost in all of what was then northern Mexico. The popular fur trading post served fur trappers and Ute families. The northern branch of The Old Spanish Trail, a trade route that connected Santa Fe with the southern California Mexican missions, later passed by the fort. The trail crossed the old Grand – now … Read More

Oral History Program – August

Atomic Legacy Cabin – History of Uranium on the Colorado Plateau The Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management Grand Junction Office will present the history of uranium on the Colorado Plateau. This presentation will feature historical photos of western Colorado and its residents during World War II through the Cold War uranium boom. It will also cover the ongoing efforts to cleanup and address uranium legacy environmental issues in the area, including the recent … Read More

Digging up the past at Cross Orchards Historic Site

For the first time since the 1983 CAS (Colorado Archaeological Society) excavation of the bunkhouse, archaeological work is currently underway at Cross Orchards. With the help of CMU’s Assistant Professor of Archaeology, John Seebach, Ph.D., and his students, surveys are being done on two very intriguing areas on the site. The first part of the project was to investigate a mysterious structure on the far western side of the property. Historic aerial photographs of Cross … Read More