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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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Brief History of the Town of Cornish, Weld County, Colorado

Brief History of the Town of Cornish, Weld County, Colorado

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.

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The Importance of Pets

The Importance of Pets

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.

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In the Beginning, There Was Music

In the Beginning, There Was Music

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.

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