Keeping warm was a priority in the winter months of Greeley’s early days. During the 1870s, The Greeley Tribune reported many incidents of people who had frozen their feet and hands while working on the plains in severe weather conditions.
Fort Jackson was established in 1837 on the South Platte River. It was well-stocked with trade goods and quickly shut down the local small operations in the region.
Cartography, or mapmaking, has been an important part of human history, even since ancient civilizations. Whether you use them to explain and navigate the world, or to make decisions about where to go, maps are critical tools that have endless capabilities.
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.
In 1938, motorcycling had a dramatic comeback in Greeley with the organization of the “Knights of the Roaring Wheels”, a motorcycle club emphasizing safety.
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...
Explore over 100 years of photographic history of Northern Colorado through the work of father and son photographers Lew and Denny Dakan.
In 1918, the citizens of Greeley were doing all they could to contribute to the war effort. Those at home made a difference through rationing, fundraising, and a bad joke.
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.
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.