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ID: 2015678
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Grand Junction (inhabited place)  Grand Junction (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 39 03 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 39.0500  decimal degrees
Long: 108 33 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -108.5500  decimal degrees

Note: Located W Colorado at confluence of Gunnison & Colorado Rivers; is trade center for area.

Names:
Grand Junction (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for junction of rivers
West Denver (H,V)
Ute (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Colorado (state)  ............  Colorado (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Mesa (county)  ................  Mesa (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Grand Junction (inhabited place)  ....................  Grand Junction (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by ranchers in 1881 following expulsion of Ute Indians, incorporated in 1891
city (C)
county seat (C)
commercial center (C)  ............  for agricultural produce from irrigated farms & as headquarters for uranium production
mining center (C)  ............  for vanadium, oil shale & gilsonite since 1950s
oil field site (C)
agricultural center (C)  ............  for irrigated farming, especially peach orchards
transportation center (C)
tourist center (C)  ............  for nearby Colorado National Monument, lake-studded Grand Mesa & for Uncompahgre & Grand Mesa National Forests
educational center (C)  ............  for Mesa College (1925)

Sources and Contributors:
Grand Junction..........  [VP Preferred]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 417
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS8005770
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 456
Ute..........  [VP]
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 417
West Denver..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 417
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 417
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS8005770
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 456
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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