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Fruita

When the post office was established several names including Imnaha Park, and Grimes Creek were suggested, but postal authorities rejected them, mostly because of duplications.  Finally the department of Postal G_____ and requested a name be selected that did not duplicate any other name in Oregon. A local resident F. T. Rich had lived in Fruita, Colorado and he suggested that name.