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On March 3, 1943, during World War II, German Sergeant Erich Geissler was wounded in North Africa, captured by the English, and then transferred to the Americans. The prisoners were shipped to Norfolk, Virginia, where they boarded a train for Camp…
These stone gateposts are remnants of the entrance gate into Greeley Camp 202, a World War II prisoner of war (POW) camp located directly north, housing approximately 3,000 German and Austrian prisoners.
This "small city" accommodated 3,600 pe…
In 1943, the Army Corps of Engineers purchased 320 acres of Ray Abbott's wheat field and constructed POW Camp #202 for German World War II prisoners. Prisoners arrived in 1944 and lived here and worked on farms in the surrounding area. They were r…
These pillars mark the spot where 2,000 German soldiers were incarcerated for security reasons in the last years of World War II.
The first occupants of this 320 acre camp, surrounded by tall barbed wire fences, were
As trappers and explorers, Louis Vasquez and Andrew Sublette
helped build the lucrative fur trade. But by 1835, when they raised
Fort Vasquez midway between Fort Laramie and Bent's Old Fort
along Trapper's Trail and went into…
Weld County Irrigation
Here is a land where life is written in water.
- Thomas Hornsby Ferril
Hard-pressed to turn crusty sod into fertile soil, northern Colorado's earliest farmers devised an ingenious solution: they built "more rivers." B…
Adjacent to this site stood the, two-room school where on, July 10, 11, & 12, 1934, the first Stone Age Fair was held. In 1935, over 10,000 people from 41 states attended; President F. D. Roosevelt sent a congratulatory telegram; Will Rogers sent …
Construction of the Denver Pacific Railroad, linking Denver and Cheyenne, stopped here for the winter of 1869, and a town was begun. It was named Evans in honor of the second territorial governor, John Evans, builder of the Denver Pacific. Accordi…
Water entered this #3 Ditch, 9 miles long,
June 10, 1870. March 13, 1875 Union Colony deeded
to the town of Greeley water supplied by Ditch #3
for the sum of $488.00.
In 1882 this ditch was deeded to the Greeley
Irrigation Company for …
When the Union Pacific Railroad decided to go through Wyoming instead of through Colorado, many people moved from the territory. Denver itself was shrinking. Former Governor John Evans rescued Colorado Territory by promoting a connecting railroad …