Fruita
ISBN: 1531654150
EAN13: 9781531654153
Language: English
Publication Date: Jan 17, 2011
Pages: 130
Dimensions: 0.38" H x 9.61" L x 6.69" W
Weight: 0.91 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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William Pabor arrived in Western Colorado before the advent of irrigation, and the land presented a barren and desolate sight. But he saw something entirely different. In the spring of 1884, lying on the bare floor of a log cabin on the site of what is now the town of Fruita, I watched the moonbeams play on the Roan Cliffs and across Pinon Mesa, Pabor wrote. The silence of centuries seemed resting upon the plain. . . . But visions of the possibilities of the future swept before me. I saw homes founded, I saw family circles gathered together. I saw vineyards and orchards, and rose-embowered cottages in which love and happiness and contentment abode. . . . I heard the merry voices of children yet to be born. I heard the singing of harvesters bringing in the sheaves of golden grain. Pabor soon turned vision into reality and founded the town of Fruita.

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