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Oral History Program – October

Our National Parks: America’s Best Idea   A concise and insider history of the National Park Service Mesa County Central Library, Community Room 443 North 6th Street, Grand Junction   Greg Gnesios was a ranger/naturalist with the National Park Service for nearly 30 years in places such as Pinnacles National Park and Pt. Reyes National Seashore, California; Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico; and Canyonlands National Park in Utah. In 1999, he joined the Bureau of … 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