History Photo of the Week

Frosty Tilton surfing on the Grand Valley Canal

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This undated photo, probably taken in the 1930s, is longtime Palisade businessman “Frosty” Tilton on a surfboard on the Grand Valley Canal. The tether rope he is holding in his right hand was attached to an orchard hoopie driven by his wife, Ruth.

The surfboard was made by Harold Krick, a postmaster who had woodworking skills. Frosty was usually able to avoid being knocked off as Ruth drove at a fast pace around the various curves of the canal bank. He also had to avoid bridges spanning the canal

If you have photos you are willing to contribute for publication in a history book about Palisade, please contact the Palisade Historical Society at (970) 464-2177 or P.O. Box 631, Palisade, CO 81526. Photos will be scanned and originals returned to donors.

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