In the early 20th Century, Americans became ardent supporters of “good roads movements,” as the age of the automobile had arrived. Convict labor built 1,000 miles of Colorado roads by 1915.
The merging of sound and dialogue to create “talkies” was invented in the 1920s, but became standard in the 1930s, popularizing movie watching. Greeley was certainly no exception.
Early radio in Greeley began in 1909 with a former Greeley High School student named Gordon G. Moss.
With the restrictions in mind that we learned in last month’s blog post, let’s take a look at an approved recipe for a Thanksgiving side dish that appeared in the magazine Modern Priscilla in November 1917.
In this article the basic differences in food rationing in the United States for World War I vs. World War II are explored.
The Cornish railroad station was established in 1910 along the Pleasant Valley Branch of the Union Pacific Railroad, named after a civil engineer for the railroad. Though a town plat was filed in 1911, development of Cornish didn’t get started until the first business, Miller Mercantile Co., opened in 1913.
Greeley residents now, and in times past, seem to have an equal interest in and attachment to the animals, or pets, that share their homes. The Greeley Tribune of Greeley’s early years mentions pets in competitions, as problems, and as trends.
In 1870, when Greeley was hardly settled and the Union Colony was young, life was not easy. However, there is plenty of archival evidence that the Colonists worked hard to provide a rich cultural life from the very beginning. As it turns out, music flourished here as soon as the Colonists arrived.
Albums written and compiled by Dr. John A. Weaver, Sr., a prominent figure in early Greeley’s history, contain priceless memoires and memories about health concerns, novel treatments, and escalating tensions in Greeley in the late 1800s.
Educational institutions especially are experiencing budget angst as teachers and administrators craft new models for in-person and remote learning, and terms like “learning pods” and “cohorts” have entered our vocabulary. This brought to mind some stories about how residents in the drylands of Weld County coped with social distances, educating children, staying healthy, and practicing good hygiene.