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‘A symbol of hope’: Tradition of Red Mountain Cross kept alive by preservation association

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The Red Mountain Cross stands 66 feet tall and sit at the top of Red Mountain to the west of Glenwood Springs. The cross was originally created in December 1951 as a holiday greeting and a symbol of community goodwill. In 1991, the American Civil Liberties Union objected to the establishment of a religious symbol on public property owned by a municipality, and the city elected to relinquish involvement and ownership. Not long after that, a new, larger cross was placed on private property.
Published 2 months ago · Glenwood Springs, United States

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‘A symbol of hope’: Tradition of Red Mountain Cross kept alive by preservation association

In the pioneer days of the late 1800s, a Black man by the name of William Grandstaff found his way to Glenwood Springs after spending time raising cattle near Moab, Utah. Once established in Glenwood, he married Rebecca Grandstaff, became the operator of the Grandstaff Landing Saloon and eventually tried his luck at mining in South Canyon. After the death of his wife, he was known to live a solitary life in a small cabin on Red Mountain, though …

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