In 1882 Montrose was established a town. Montrose was originally founded to provide mining materials for nearby mining communities, but sooner rather then later mining declined and agriculture took over. Montrose used the Gunnison Tunnel for irrigation to the Uncompahgre Valley. The tunnel was so outstanding that it received a visit from President Taft and from that Montrose sparked a flame in the production of agriculture.
The Black Canyon corner was established in 1953, Karl and Betty Rupp have owned the store for 37 years. The store is at the bottom of Highway 347 and offers many fossils, rocks, minerals, and other souvenirs from Colorado, including the state mineral.
Main in Motion is a 12 week long summer festival event located in the historical downtown Montrose. This is the biggest event Montrose has ever had and this …
Tonight is Main in Motion!!