Grand Junction’s Legends Of The Grand Valley
Downtown Grand Junction is alive with wonderful shops and exceptional people, as well as some very cool Art On The Corner, but did you know you can also find some of the Grand Valley’s legends here as well?
The Legends Sculpture Project looks to honor those individuals who helped make Grand Junction into the wonderful place we all know and love.
Started in 2007, the project’s first sculpture was that of Dalton Trumbo, in a bathtub. Trumbo,a graduate of Grand Junction High School and author, screenwriter and Academy Award winner. Trumbo won two Acadeny awards for best story in 1954 with Roman Holiday and in 1957 for The Brave One. Trumbo’s bronze sculpture (above) can be found in front of the Avalon Theater.
Other honorees include Walter Walker, with Preston on his shoulders
Sister Mary Balbina Ferrell, who was responsible for St. Mary’s Hospital being built.
John Otto, the park ranger who insisted on National Monument status for what is now the Colorado National Monument
And William Moyer
architect, businessman and philanthropist, who helped shaped Grand Junction into what it is today
Get yourself downtown, check out these wonderful sculptures as well as the always amazing Art on the Corner and enjoy!