Alan Robinson of Grand Junction is a “true son of the Lincoln.” His dad, Ralph Robinson, 89, a lifetime Grand Junction resident, owned and operated Ralph’s Mobile Service when Alan was born in the mid-1950s. Ralph’s was at the corner of Old 30 and Highway 144, now the site of Kafer Trucking. Alan’s mom also operated a business on Main Street in Grand Junction in the 1970s and 80s—Control Central Cards and Things (CC&T). He recalls growing up in Grand Junction and hearing his folks and older relatives talk about Old Highway 30 being the Lincoln Highway.
After graduating from East Greene High School in Grand Junction, Alan studied journalism at Drake University and eventually moved to New York City to pursue a career in magazine publishing. He returned to Grand Junction and Greene County in 2011. Today, he is back “on the Lincoln” as the program director for Jefferson Matters: Main Street, whose office is at 110 West Lincoln Way, former site of the Lincoln Highway Museum in Jefferson.
Alan is also a member of the Greene County Historical Society board of directors, Grand Junction Horizons board of directors, the Grand Junction City Council, and First Presbyterian Church of Grand Junction.