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A young Perry Van Dorn prepares for his first day of school in Craig, circa 1920. The building behind him housed six people on land near present-day Tenth Street.

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Perry Van Dorn bears witness to nearly 100 years of growth, change in Moffat County

Moffat County is almost 100 years old, and Perry Van Dorn has lived within its borders for most of those years. “I’ve been here mostly for 95 years,” Perry said. “I was gone for four years during the Second World War, and then we moved away for a little while to Grand Junction. “But, we came back.”


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