Fort Uncompahgre, the living history museum at the edge of Delta's Confluence Park, was originally situated along the north branch of the Old Spanish Trail. Antoine Roubidoux understood the value of location, location, location when he built the fur trapping and trading post in 1828.
On the third Tuesday of each month a van drives up to Horizons Health Care Center in Eckert, to Crossroads Assisted Living in Delta and to Willow Tree at Delta.
Strangely dressed people tumble out of the van wearing big baggy shirts and pants, odd-looking socks and shoes, bright, bright colors of every hue in everyone's attire, funny-looking hats on some and big heads of strangely colored hair on most.
While much has been published about the history of the Black Mesa, much of it remains a mystery. After all, it's a big place, and one of the deepest and most beautiful canyons in the country cuts through it.
If you've talked with military veterans from the World War II era about their experiences, you may have discovered that some of them don't take much to the title of "hero" they're often given.
One of those is Jake Drusell, who lives at Crossroads in Delta.