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War Hero Loses Eye but Not Valor

War Hero Loses Eye but Not Valor

Civil War veteran Michael J. Hogarty had a colorful past. He was a well-known pioneer in Greeley, Colorado with a war wound survival story to match.

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Camp Fire Girls: An Esteemed Greeley Tradition

Camp Fire Girls: An Esteemed Greeley Tradition

While the Girl and Boy Scouts of America have become a commonplace name across the country, did you know that Camp Fire Girls was another organization created the same year and was in fact far larger than the Girl Guides of America (later called Girl Scouts)?

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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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