Images of America: Fruita's Historic Moon Farm
In the summer of 1954, Wallace and Ella Moon moved their family to an 80-acre resettlement farm north of Fruita, Colorado. Over the next six decades, the family would transform the property into a children's wonderland. Wallace and Ella constructed 30 unique playhouses and museums influenced by their pioneering history growing up in Utah. Fruita's Historic Moon Farm details its transformation from a family farm to a field-trip destination, children's day camp, pumpkin patch, vacation rental hub, and place to be enjoyed by kids of all ages. The nonprofit Grand Valley Equine Assisted Learning Center has taken the reins from the Moon family and plans to continue the farm's vacation rental and pumpkin patch traditions.