What Glade Park means to us!
FROM A PITTSBURGH PENNA CITY SLICKER
What Glade Park is to us
Some 30 +/- years ago a young recently married couple (one a Floridian and the other a New Yorker) were wondering around the country trying to determine just where they wanted to settle down to live. They set up temporary house keeping in many places around the U.S.A. and also took a trip to Europe and roamed that Continent still looking. Neither of them were what you might call particular about places or types of dwellings. The big #1 thing I seem to grasp was that it had to hit them immediately as a "this is it" type of place they would like to spend the rest of there lives together.
Glade Park just happened to be one of the towns they visited while setting up house keeping along the Colorado River in Grand Junction, Co. I never really knew why Glade Park ended up to be this special place, but they are still there and loving it more and more.
They bought a 40 acre plot of ground somewhere up in the hills overlooking Glade Park and commenced to settle in. I think their objective was to get as far from civilization as possible, but still have contact with the rest of the world when needed. This seemed to have both, living with the wild life and access to a city, Grand Junction. The photo is their home as it was back those many years ago. We call it Castle #1. Over time they continued to build more elaborate structures, one of them being the heart of the town of G. J.
They are none other than Steven and Roberta Miller