Living in this Valley my whole life I have grown to love everything about it.

Every once in awhile, I like to look back and see how the Valley looked before I was born. Let me tell you most of the valley looks completely different. But there is one building that still remains standing.

That would be the Melrose Hotel. Even though the surrounding areas have changed, this building has stood through all the changes in the valley.

How cool is that? Knowing the Melrose has seen so much change in the Valley but yet itself remains pretty much untouched. Can you imagine if the Melrose Hotel could tell you what it has seen throughout the years?

I know for a fact that is one story I would sit down and love to listen to.

Anything about what the Valley use to be is always interesting. Finding out history you didn't know about always amazes me.

Source: History Of Grand Junction, Colorado