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Longmont, Colorado, USA

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Where is Longmont, Colorado, USA? 

Longmont, Boulder, Colorado, USA
...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


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Longmont, Colorado, USA - Farmers National Bank
Longmont, Colorado, USA

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Longmont, Colorado, USA - Main Street
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Longmont, Colorado, USA - High School
Longmont, Colorado, USA

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Longmont, Colorado, USA - Presbyterian Church
Longmont, Colorado, USA

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1916
Longmont, a banking post-town of Boulder co., Colo., on the Colorado and Southern R. and the...Read MORE...

News  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...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Blessing
flag  Donald A BLESSING (17 April 1925, Shelton, Connecticut, USA (Huntington) - 2 September 2009, Longmont, Colorado, USA) gravestone

Gordon
  Martha Jane GORDON (30 May 1845, - 20 December 1898, Longmont, Colorado, USA) gravestone

Wikstrand
flag  Victor E WIKSTRAND (12 January 1894, Chicago, Illinois, USA - December 1975, Longmont, Colorado, USA) gravestone

Witherow
flag  John Fold WITHEROW (30 September 1849, , Pennsylvania, USA - 5 July 1932, Longmont, Colorado, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1932
Victor E WIKSTRAND (12 January 1894 - December 1975) & Fern Naomi MILLER (24 September 1900 - 25 December 1985)
married 7 April 1932
 

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