History Photo of the Week

Packing peaches the old-fashioned way

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Farmers’ trucks line up along the unloading dock, unloading their packed boxes of peaches to await transport by rail. This was the United Fruit Growers west platform, and was located from Kluge Ave. west to where the Sara Lee trucks currently park on the north side of the railroad tracks.

Mayor Roger Granat supplied us with the photo and thinks it was taken in the 1930s or 40s sometime, judging from the vehicles used. We’d love to run more photos of old Palisade; if readers have any to share, please let us know. Thanks, Roger!



Formerly the manager of the Palisade Tribune, Betsy moved to Palisade in 2009 after spending almost 35 years in Breckenridge. She has three grown kids, two in Colorado and one in Idaho. A die-hard Palisade booster, Betsy is also a big fan of the Palisade High School Bulldogs.

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