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Grand Junction is in the Northwestern part of the Rocky Mountains state of Colorado in the U.S. Graced by red rock mesas, Grand Junction is a vital part of Colorado's Wine Country.

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  1. The name "Grand" refers to the historical Grand River, which was renamed the upper Colorado River in 1921, and the word "Junction" is from the joining of the Colorado and Gunnison rivers.
  2. The Colorado National Monument, a unique series of canyons and mesas, overlooks the city on the west.
  3. In the 2010 short story Vilcabamba, Grand Junction becomes the capital of the United States after an alien invasion.
  4. The world's first Stegosaurus was found in Grand Junction.

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