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Wedding Customs of the Late 19th Century

Wedding Customs of the Late 19th Century

The social “dos and don’ts” of wedding etiquette can be perplexing and they continue to change with time. The wedding ceremony of Rozene Meeker, daughter of Greeley’s founder Nathan Meeker, gives us a glimpse of what a typical wedding was like in the 1880s.

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Knights of the Roaring Wheels

Knights of the Roaring Wheels

In 1938, motorcycling had a dramatic comeback in Greeley with the organization of the “Knights of the Roaring Wheels”, a motorcycle club emphasizing safety.

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Archiving the Camp Family Collections

Archiving the Camp Family Collections

A Reflection by Katalyn Lutkin, City of Greeley Museums Archives Assistant I started processing the Camp Family Collections in July of 2016. At that time, there was only one donation with several more on the way. In the last 3 years, I have processed 13 collections...

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Military WAVES in Greeley

Military WAVES in Greeley

In July of 1942, women officially made a splash into the U.S. Navy when President Roosevelt signed into law a newly formed division, the U.S. Naval Reserve (Women’s Reserve), unofficially called WAVES or Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service.

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100-Year-Old Unsolved Robbery

100-Year-Old Unsolved Robbery

On December 26, 1918, the Greeley Post Office was robbed almost without a trace. The robbers made off with about $69,300 and the post office became the scene of the third largest theft of a United States post office at the time.

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Did you know that the study of flags is called vexillology? (Try saying that three times fast!) Even if you aren’t a vexillologist, the Karenni flag is a fascinating and beautiful representation of the culture. Local Karenni woman Pu Meh says, “There are three colors in our flag and each color has its own meaning. The red color means courage, the white color means honesty, and the blue color means righteousness. The symbol in the middle is a drum, which is a traditional Karenni instrument. It symbolizes togetherness as music brings people together.” See this flag and more in person in the Reclaiming Our Heritage exhibit, open now through September 22nd. ... See MoreSee Less

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