Clyde Van Loan - age 23 Died Dec. 12, 1933
by Deb Moorland
Clyde Van Loan was of Glade Park. He grew to manhood in Grand Junction, graduated from Grand Junction High School, and the Ross Business college. During the residence there, his father, Vance Van Loan, was six years foreman of the Mesa County yard on South 7th St. The family lived there until they moved to their place on Glade Park. He was born in Maquoketa, Iowa, on April 9, 1909. He was formerly employed in the Van Loan drug store in Grand Junction and for two years worked in the Interstate Cigar store, also in Grand Junction. Surviving him were his parents, Mr. and Mrs, Vance Van Loan, his brother, George Van Loan, who was at one of the Glade Park CCC camps and was near the scene of the accident and helped extricate his brother's body from the debris.
~ Guy Carlucci from The Untold Story of the Rimrock Drive and The Men History Forgot. With kind permission from Guy's wife Beth.
Guy's book is out of print, but we are hoping if there is enough interest that the Carlucci family will do a reprint.
Clyde's nephew, Jay Van Loan, is still operating the family ranch on Glade Park.