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Clark Civil War Diary

The end of the Civil War brought on a period of great upheaval in the lives of the American people…Many chose to flee west to start a new life.

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Dancing Takes the Stage

Dancing Takes the Stage

In addition to liquor sales and manufacture, dancing was another scrutinized social activity taking place during the early years of Greeley’s founding.

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Italian POWs Stir Up Dust in Old Horace Mann School

It is hard to believe that the corner of 11th Ave. and 12th St. was once home to a school. The current occupant of the corner, Greeley Fire Station 1, was built in 2016 and opened in 2017, which replaced a former Safeway building. The Safeway building replaced the...

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The Infamous Cattle Break of 1872

The Infamous Cattle Break of 1872

Morality reigned supreme in Greeley among the members of the Union Colony.  That is not to say citizens of Greeley did not have occasional troubles to deal with.

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Convicts Build Loveland to Greeley Road

Convicts Build Loveland to Greeley Road

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.

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1930s Greeley Cinema

1930s Greeley Cinema

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.

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