Montrose Colorado Trivia Questions
Discover the answers at Zilla May Brown’s presentation, Wed., Aug. 18th at 1 pm.
When was the first settler’s claim driven for the town that would become Montrose?
Which of the following were earlier names for Montrose? Pomona, Dad’s Town, Uncompahgre Town.
Who gave the town the name Montrose?
Where did he get the name?
When was Montrose incorporated? And what was the population then?
What is the population now?
Montrose County was carved out of what larger county?
What other counties were also cut from this parcel?
When did the railroad arrive in Montrose? Was it narrow gauge or standard gauge?
What was the name of the tunnel built to provide irritation water to farmers? What year? Where did the water come from?
Which US President visited for that tunnel’s official opening?
Downtown Main street is very wide. Why?
Highway 550 runs (roughly) north-south and crosses Main Street. What is this road called? And why?
Montrose was originally settled to provide supplies for what industry?
What bright red vegetable became a major agricultural product in the early years?
What building was erected where those vegetables grew, and which provided employment for many farm families once the popularity of that food declined. What was produced in that building.
During the course of its growth, from the early years to the present, what are the three main industries that which developed and sustain this municipality?