Tag Archives: Mesa County Historical Society

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