Palisade is famous for its special climate. A major turning point in its settlement was a 1915 Irrigation Project called the Grand River Diversion Dam that created the canals from which the orchards are irrigated. Read about it here. 

Read about Palisade’s History from the peach point of view here. 

Check out the Palisade Historical Society on Facebook

Find out about Palisade walking tours, guided and unguided here. 

Check out these books!

The History of Fruit and Wine in Colorado

Coal Mining in Palisade Colorado