Fruita, Colorado

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Fruita is an agricultural community on Colorado's West Slope. It was founded in 1883 by Colorado Laureate William E. Pabor. The town quickly reached international renown with its fresh fruits which were exported around the world.

The town also received fame in association with Elmer S. Riggs discovery of almost complete dinosaur fossils in Riggs Hill and Dinosaur Hill (south of Fruita).

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Context: Towns-Colorado