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Our Library Stacks of Success

Our Library Stacks of Success

The idea of creating a public library in Greeley began in 1870. Our first public library was located on 8th Street in downtown Greeley in what was a meeting house for the Union Colonists.

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Competing for Fighting Fires

Competing for Fighting Fires

Prior to the use of the big, red fire engines that raced to the scene of an emergency, Greeley employed a hook and ladder company, comprised of men, and later horses, pulling a water wagon to extinguish a fire.

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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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