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.
VOLGA GERMAN FAMILIES
The following Volga German families are known to have settled in Montrose:
History of Montrose (City of Montrose)