Montrose, Montrose Co., Colorado
Montrose officially became a town in 1882. The Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Co. built its narrow gauge mainline railroad through Montrose (connecting Denver and Salt Lake City). Standard gauge was completed in 1906. The Gunnison Tunnel, constructed to provide irrigation water to the valley, opened in 1909.
The following Volga German families are known to have settled in and around Montrose:
Dittloff from Semenovka
Eichhorn from Dönhof
Frank from Dönhof
History (City of Montrose)