GreenerPasture.com
FREE genealogy since 1999 - History belongs to all of us!
Get Started Sign In
Menu Menu
Search Search
Family Tree Family Tree
Daily News Daily News
Bookmarks Bookmarks
Not on this site Don't end up on this site as someone's ancestor!

Greeley, Colorado, USA

People, Pictures and News From the Past

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...
greeleygov.com/ Museums/ HistoryofGreeley.aspx


Add YOUR Ancestor To This Page


Greeley, Colorado, USA - Gunter Hall, State Teachers College Gymnasium
Greeley, Colorado, USA

Gunter Hall, State Teachers College Gymnasium
Greeley, Colorado, USA - The High School
Greeley, Colorado, USA

The High School
Greeley, Colorado, USA - 1920 advertisement

Gentry Bros. Circus
Greeley, Colorado, USA

1920 advertisement

Gentry Bros. Circus
Greeley, Colorado, USA - 8th Ave. and Business District
Greeley, Colorado, USA

8th Ave. and Business District

History / News

Add History/News

[Hide/Show]

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...Read MORE...

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

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

1916
Greeley, a banking city, capital of Weld co., Colo., on the Cache la Poudre River, 52 miles NNE. of ...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...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


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

Ancestors Who Died Here


Gerry
flag    Elbridge Joseph GERRY (15 November 1878, Robbinston, Maine, USA - 27 November 1902, Greeley, Colorado, USA) gravestone
flag   Max K GERRY (27 May 1869, Robbinston, Maine, USA - 26 November 1940, Greeley, Colorado, USA) gravestone
flag   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
 

Cemeteries in Greeley, Colorado, USA

Are you from Greeley, Colorado, USA? Do you have ancestors from there?

If you'd like to be contacted by others who have ancestors from Greeley, Colorado, USA, leave a message here!
The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.