GREELEY , acity and the
See also:county-seat of Weld county,
See also:Colorado, U.S.A., about 50 M . N. by E. of
See also:Denver . Pop . (1890) 2395; (1900) 3023 (286
See also:born); (1910) 8179 . It is served by the Union Pacific and the Colorado &
See also:railways . In 1908 a franchise was granted to the Denver & Greeley Electric railway . The city is the seat of the State Normal School of Colorado (1889) . There are
See also:fields near the city . The county is naturally arid and unproductive, and its agricultural importance is due to an elaborate
See also:system of irrigation . In 1899 Weld county had under irrigation 226,613 acres, representing an increase of 102.2% since 1889, and a much larger irrigated
See also:area than in any other county of the state . Irrigation ditches are supplied with
See also:water chiefly from the Cache la Poudre, Big
See also:Thompson and South Platte
See also:rivers, near the foothills . The
See also:principal crops are potatoes,
See also:beets, onions, cabbages and peas; in 1899 Weld county raised 2,821,285 bushels of potatoes on 23,195 acres (53% of the potato acreage for the entire state) .
The manufacture of
See also:beet sugar is a growing
See also:industry, a large factory having been established at Greeley in 1901 . Beets are also grown as
See also:food for live stock, especially
See also:sheep . Peas, tomatoes, cabbages and onions are canned here . Greeley was founded in 187o by Nathan
See also:Cook Meeker (1817-1879), agricultural editor of the New
See also:York Tribune . With the support of Horace Greeley (in whose
See also:honour the
See also:town was named), he began in 1869 to
See also:advocate in The Tribune the founding of an agricultural colony in Colorado . Subsequently
See also:President Hayes appointed him
See also:agent at
See also:River, Colorado, and he was killed at what is now Meeker, Colorado, in an uprising of the Ute
See also:Indians . Under Meeker's
See also:scheme, which attracted mainly
See also:people from New England and New York state, most of whom were able to contribute at least a little capital, the Union Colony of Colorado was organized and chartered, and bought originally 11,000 acres of
See also:land, each member being entitled to buy from it one residence lot, one business lot, and a
See also:tract of
See also:farm land .
ETRUSCAN AND GREEK
HORACE GREELEY (1811-187z)
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