Surviving the Grand Valley’s worst winter

January 3, 2018 0

The morning after Thanksgiving 1919, Charlie Rump trudged out his back door, measuring stick in hand, to see how much snow had fallen over the previous two days. He measured 19-22 inches across the yard. He saw his foreman plunging through the white stuff. “It sure feels cold,” Rump called. . . .

Local Christmas stories from long ago

December 5, 2017 0

We all have our Christmas traditions, whether we believe the Christmas story or simply like the lights and cheer surrounding the day. One of my personal traditions was listening to Christmas carols. The old KEXO FM radio station that played classical music would start playing Christmas carols among the classical . . .

Montrose museums are a window into local history

August 1, 2017 0

Almost every town has a museum filled with artifacts attempting to make local history interesting to the casual observer. But Montrose museums take historical interest to a new level. The area boasts three quality museums, each offering a take on history. To visit one to the exclusion of the others, . . .

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