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Explorers, Mormon pioneers, and others began coming to the Fremont River valley in the late 1800's. No more than 10 families at a time called the valley home, but by the early 1900's the Mormon community of Fruita was know for its productive orchards. Capitol Reef National Monument, established in 1937, became a national park in1971. Farm families eventually moved on: Fruita's last private resident left in 1968.

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