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Greeley, Colorado, USA
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Where is Greeley, Colorado, USA? 

Greeley, Weld, Colorado, USA
...The fledgling town of 1200 was founded in 1870 by members of a joint stock colonization company called the Union Colony of Colorado, organized by Nathan Meeker, agricultural editor of Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune. Meeker visited Colorado Territory in October, 1869, and his observations on the people and places in the West were published in the Tribune. Meeker was smitten with the Rocky Mountain scenery, the energy and friendliness of its citizens, and the opportunity to inexpensively purchase or homestead fertile tracts of land in a climate renowned for its pure air, moderate temperatures and “perpetual” sunshine. His dream of starting a utopian community based on temperance, religion, education, agriculture, irrigation, cooperation, and family values was rekindled. He penned an appealing article, “A Western Colony” for the Tribune’s December 14, 1869 edition, in which he encouraged literate and temperance individuals with high moral standards and money to join him in a colony venture in Colorado Territory...
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1870 - Union Colony is established by Horace Greeley and Nathan C. Meeker at Greeley, and first irrigation canal surveyed there. The Greeley Tribune established.

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1876 - Greeley's first industry, the tanning of buffalo hides, turns out 12 robes a day.

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News  1884 - A DREADFUL DEATH Ten Roustabouts Connected with the Anglo-American Circus Perish in the Flames.
CRIMINAL CARELESSNESS OF THE MANAGERS.
On the morning of the 29th as the Anglo-American circus train on the way from Fort Collins to Greeley, reached a point about ten miles west of Greeley, a sleeping car containing over sixty men, mostly canvas and stock men, was discovered in flames, the result ...Read MORE...



1888 - Union Colony at Greeley completes 900,000 acre irrigation project.

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News  1897 - Kicked by Horse
Last Wednesday the little four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Klug while playing near a horse at their home on Box Elder was kicked in the head above the left eye inflicting a terrible gash and fracturing the skull. Mr. Klug and wife drove to Greely with the little fellow as fast as horse flesh...Read MORE...


1916
Greeley, a banking city, capital of Weld co., Colo., on the Cache la Poudre River, 52 miles NNE. of Denver, on the Union Pacific and the Colorado and Southern Rs. It is situated in a fertile valley and has a delightful climate. It has a state normal school, flour-, lumber-, beet-sugar, and...Read MORE...


1920 - advertisement

Greeley Daily Tribune
Greeley, Colorado
July 1, 1920
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1921 - May 21 - Oldest radio station west of Mississippi River licensed in Greeley Co

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1924 - Celebration held in Greeley marking completion of concrete pavement between Denver and Greeley - first two major cities in State to be connected by paved highways.

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Added: 1/30/2014 12:04:04 PM - 1  Updated: 6/24/2014 11:16:30 AM - 1

News  1937 - SECOND MAN DIES IN REFINERY BLAST. R. HOUSEWEART, 22, SUCCUMBS TO HIS BURNS. BODIES OF BOTH MEN ARE SENT TO KINDERHOOK, ILL., FOR BURIAL; GARD COLEMAN, 25, OTHER VICTIM OF SOUTH GREELEY EXPLOSION.
RAY (DOC) HOUSEWEART, 22, of Eaton and Kinderhook, Ill., died at 1:09 a.m. Saturday, slightly more than 24 hours after he had been burned in the explosion and fire which wrecked the Harry Osborn Oil Refinery on South Eighth Avenue, Greeley early Friday.

HOUSEWEART was the second victim of the...Read MORE...




Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Gerry
 America/USA  Grace Pauline Gerry (8 November 1901, Greeley, Colorado, USA - 31 May 1987, Providence, Rhode Island, USA) gravestone
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Gerry
 America/USA  Elbridge Joseph Gerry (15 November 1878, Robbinston, Maine, USA - 27 November 1902, Greeley, Colorado, USA) gravestone
America/USA  Max K Gerry (27 May 1869, Robbinston, Maine, USA - 26 November 1940, Greeley, Colorado, USA) gravestone
America/USA  Paul Elbridge Gerry (19 January 1899, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - 23 November 1902, Greeley, Colorado, USA) gravestone
 


Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1891
Max K Gerry (27 May 1869 - 26 November 1940) & Mary R Thompson (1863 - 25 June 1928)
married 24 June 1891
 




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