6-C CKEELEY ICdÂ».l TKIBUNE TUM, MÂ«r. 9.1976 REMODELING FOR MUNICIPAL COMPLEX -- THe city of Evans purchased the Chappelow School East from School District fcix and is presently John Jay, appointed by In 1002 B.C. the American In- George Washington, served as dians had domesticated plants, chief justice of the Supreme most important of which was Court from 1788 to 1795. corn, which they called maize. remodeling the building to contain offices for most city services as well as for. city recreation. (Tribune photo by Fred Mendenhall) NEW FIRE ENGINE AND STATION During 1976, Evans volunteer firemen built a new fire station sought of the old station. The city provided the materials and the firemen the labor. A $45,000 central control Superior pumper truck also was purchased by the city. (Tribune photo by Fred Mendenhall) THE ACADEMY OF DANCE ARTS 1519 8th Ave. 356-1272 MEMBER OF PROFESSIONAL DANCE TEACHERS ASSOC ., INC. Evans a town with a colorful history Evans, a town with a colorful court, planning commission, early history, has seen renewed the city manager offices, the activity as it is becoming more city clerk, the police depart- an integral part of the Greeley ment and other municipal metropolitan area. services. The gymnasium and Founded in 18G9, Evans is the other space will be used for oldest town in Weld County. It recreational and other leisure was founded on the proposed time activities. Denver Pacific Railroad and Also during 1975, a new fire named for the second territorial station, large enough to house governor, John Evans, a four trucks, related . fire leading promoter and firtl equipment and other faciliti president of the railroad. of the fire department was The Denver Pacific was constructed. The city provided completed from Cheyenne, all of the materials and the Wyo. to Evans on Dec. 13,1869. volunteer firemen provided the Evans served as terminal for necessary labor, the gold mining equipment and Before the new fire station supplies headed for the was completed, the city pur- Colorado Uockies. The gold was chased a new pumper truck for shipped from Evans to the east, the fire department. The $45,000 During this time it also was truck features a new central the terminal for a shuttle position which allows the Annis who resigned in 1974 to provements to the City Park portunities for youth in the area medical facilities and job op- become city manager of include a tennis court, an all- throgh the Summer Youth portunilies, not to mention purpose surfaced area for Program and the Com- being part of the same excellent basketball and other uses, a tot prehensive Employment and public school system." Gushing, Okla. During 1974, the Evans City Council approved a com- lot equipped with various types Training Act (CETA) em- p r e h e n s i v e o r d i n a n c e of playground equipment, ploymenl program, both establishing regulations for Another proposed project through the Weld County subdivisions within the city. consists of relocating existing Department of H u m a n In the summer of 1975, the equipment to the Pete D'Amato Resources. These programs city signed a 20-year contract ball field area on 37th Street, provide job opportunities for The site would be used as a persons who may not otherwise neighborhood park and 1Â« employed.' recreational facility. The city's centennial"A radio communications bicentennial program under the project, which is currently leadership of the Centennial- under way, includes additinal Bicentennial Committee, has a police radio communications number of activities scheduled w i t h dispatching service for 197C, including a city picnic, provided through the new Weld the installation of a memorial County Central Com- flagpole at the new municipal munications System. The complex, tree plantings and the balance of the project consists publication of a city historical of providing additional mobile brochure. with city of Greeley for the purdiae of water. During 1975, the city annexed a 100-acre industrial park and approved residential subdivisions, including the Gen: tennial subdivision, a Wheeler Realty development in the western part of the city. Additional plans for other developments are c u r r e n t l y under way. Ijames said, "The city _ stagecoach line to Denver, operator full visibility on all continues to move foreward in radio units for use by"the cit'y's Ijames said, "Even (hough Evans became county seal on sides of the truck. its progress toward developing n re department and public Evans is located so closely to a Jan. 4, 1870; however shortly The city purchased a 15-acrc its street and drainage systems. ^^ department. A fixed- city with a population of close to after Union Colony -- now site in the southwest part of the Plans are presently being base radio station will be in- 60,000, we still retain the Greeley - was settled, the city and constructed a new city prepared for construction stalled in the municipal com- pleasantness and charm of the colonists .waged a campaign to shop facility in 1974 to house projects in various parts of the plex an various vehicles." smaller communities with the city to improve the streets and drainage systems." Ijames noted, "Plans are under way for development of the city's c o m m u n i t y park system. Proposed im- get the county seat. County- city materials and equipment, wide bickering ensued for the as well as to provide space for next few years until Greeley equipment maintainance. finally became p e r m a n e n t In April 1975, LaVerne county seat in 1877. Ijames was hired as city In the meantime, the railroad manager to replace Robert Ijames said, "The city added benefit of close-in "big provides continuous op- city" shopping, recreation, As the United States expanded ind more stiles entered the Union, it became necessary to adopt a practical design to represent each new state. April 4, 1818, Congress p a s s e d l e g i s l a t i o n establishing the number OF stripes at seven red and six white and an additional star for every new state joining the Union. For U.S. and Colorado Flags in most sizes Bicentennial Flags . Flag Poles, Accessories Greeley Tent Awning Co. ill 8th Ave. 352.0253 was completed to Denver and Evans lost its status as a terminal town. For a time, things looked bad for the fledgling town, but some individuals stuck it out and by 1900 it had a population of 400. By 1%0, the population was 1,344 and by 1970 the population had increased to 2,570 -- almost double the 1960 census -enough to earn Evans the designation of "city." By 1975 the population had almost doubled again to an estimated 5,000. This growth has put a demand for expanded services and facilities on the city, which became a home rule city in 1973. The city purchased the Chappelow East School building from School District Six in 1975 for use as a new municipal complex. The building, which is currently being renovated, will provide space for the City Council chambers, municipal FIRST U.S. CONCERTS TO BE COMMEMORATED CHARLESTON, S. C. (AP) - will be the premiere of a work The first public concerts in the by American composer Stanley American colonies will be com- Silverman. It was commls- memorated here in June by the sioned by the International Chamber Music Society of Lin- Society of Performing Arts Ad- coln Center in New York. ministralors and the South There will be three concerts Carolina Arts Commission and at the historic Dock Theater in is dedicated to the Bicenten- Charleston, the city in which nial. The commission stipulated U.S. concert history began in that Silverman should write a 1731. piece of chamber music pal- Highlight of the program, to terned after the 1731 Charleston be given under (he auspices of concerts as to instrumentation the Charleston Concert Assn.. and style. 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