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...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.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ colorado.html

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

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ colorado.html

  • 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,...Read MORE...


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

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ colorado.html

  • 1895 - Greeley
    Greeley, a post-town of Weld co., Col., on the Cache la Poudre River, and on the Denver Pacific Railroad, 52 miles N. by E. of Denver, and 54 miles...Read MORE...


  • 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...Read MORE...


  • Greeley, Colorado, USA
    Gunter Hall, State Teachers College Gymnasium
    Postcard
  • Greeley, Colorado, USA
    Park Scene and Cachelapoudre River Scene
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  • Greeley, Colorado, USA
    Greeley Residences, 1906
    Postcard
  • Greeley, Colorado, USA
    Ninth Avenue from State Normal Gate, 1907
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  • Greeley, Colorado, USA
    State Normal School, Greeley, Col., C. and S. and U. P. Ry.
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  • Greeley, Colorado, USA
    First Baptist Church, 1909
    Postcard
  • Greeley, Colorado, USA
    Picking Cucumbers near Greeley, Colo. 1909
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  • Greeley, Colorado, USA
    Main Street
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  • Greeley, Colorado, USA
    Park Congregational Church
    Postcard
  • Greeley, Colorado, USA
    Beet Sugar Factory
    Postcard
  • Greeley, Colorado, USA
    The High School
    Postcard
  • Greeley, Colorado, USA
    City Hall and Library, 1912
    Postcard
  • Greeley, Colorado, USA
    Ninth Ave and Sterling Bdg - Greeley
    Postcard
  • Greeley, Colorado, USA
    The Camfield Hotel
    Postcard
  • 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 ...Read MORE...


  • Greeley, Colorado, USA
    1920 advertisement

    Gentry Bros. Circus
    Advertisement
  • Greeley, Colorado, USA
    The Junior High School
    Postcard
  • 1921 - May 21 - Oldest radio station west of Mississippi River licensed in Greeley Co

    historyorb.com

  • 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.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ colorado.html

  • Greeley, Colorado, USA
    Weld County Court House
    Postcard
  • 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...Read MORE...


  • Greeley, Colorado, USA
    8th Ave. and Business District
    Postcard
  • Greeley, Colorado, USA
    Colorado State College of Education, 1943
    Postcard


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Gunter Hall, State Teachers College Gymnasium
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Park Scene and Cachelapoudre River Scene
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Greeley Residences, 1906
Postcard

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Ninth Avenue from State Normal Gate, 1907
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State Normal School, Greeley, Col., C. and S. and U. P. Ry.
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First Baptist Church, 1909
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Picking Cucumbers near Greeley, Colo. 1909
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The High School
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Main Street
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Park Congregational Church
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Beet Sugar Factory
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City Hall and Library, 1912
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Ninth Ave and Sterling Bdg - Greeley
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The Camfield Hotel
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1920 advertisement

Gentry Bros. Circus
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The Junior High School
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Weld County Court House
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8th Ave. and Business District
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Colorado State College of Education, 1943
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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.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ colorado.html
  • 1876 - Greeley's first industry, the tanning of buffalo hides, turns out 12 robes a day.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ colorado.html
  • 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,... Read MORE...

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

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ colorado.html
  • 1895 - Greeley
    Greeley, a post-town of Weld co., Col., on the Cache la Poudre River, and on the Denver Pacific Railroad, 52 miles N. by E. of Denver, and 54 miles... Read MORE...

  • 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... 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 ... Read MORE...

  • 1921 - May 21 - Oldest radio station west of Mississippi River licensed in Greeley Co

    historyorb.com
  • 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.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ colorado.html
  • 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... Read MORE...

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