Longmont, Boulder, Colorado, USA People, Pictures and News From the Past
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...Longmont began in an unusual way. In 1870, a group of prominent men in Chicago decided to start a new town in Colorado . They sold memberships in this new town, called "The Chicago-Colorado Colony" and used the money to buy 60,000 acres of land for a townsite and nearby farms in a carefully chosen site in northern Colorado . They planned the town, and brought people, lumber, and building materials to the barren site, where they built a small town by the summer of 1871. They named the new town " Longmont " in honor of Longs Peak, clearly visible from the town... www.ci.longmont.co.us/ museum/ research/ history.htm
1955 - UAL AIRLINER CRASH NEAR PLATTEVILLE KILLS 44 TURNING GREELEY ARMORY INTO CROWED MORGUE. DC6B Exploded While in Air, Some Report. By Gordon G. Gauss LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A four-engine United Air Lines plane - some witnesses said it seemed to explode in the air - crashed in a northern Colorado sugar beet field Tuesday night, killing all 44 persons aboard.
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