Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on March 11, 1976 · Page 31
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Ttinri., March 11,1178 GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE .11 Histories of towns in Weld County echo bygone era of West Continued from page 30 noted (hat J. L. Brush and Bruce F. Johnson hod started a . brick yard at Ealonville and that the railroad would soon build a siding there. In December 1881, the Tribune reported that six houses had been built and a schoolhouse was under construction. A school district had been organized earlier that year. Three years later Eaton donated land lo build a larger school and a bond issue was floated to construct Washington ; school. The town was first called Katonville, and later became known as Eatonton to avoid confusion with Easton, a town in Pueblo County. Finally the last three letters were dropped and the town was named Eaton after its benefactor who in later years served as governor of Colorado. Soon after the town was laid out. Eaton built a flour mill and his son A. J. Eaton and Jim Hill built a store. In 1883 the "Big Store" was built incorporating the original store, a post office and a hotel. In 1890 W.W.Wirt established the first newspaper, the Free Press. In 1894 John A. Goodan established the Herald and within a month Wirt closed down his newspaper and left town. Because Eaton had insisted, deeds lo town lots contained an anti-liquor clause and as temperance was becoming harder and harder to enforce, incorporation was considered. Eaton owned or controlled all of the land near the towns! le except one 80-acre tract. A liquor store was built on this site forcing incorporation to conclusion. However before the town became incorporated on Oct. 27, 1892, the liquor store caught fire and burned to the ground. After incorporation, the town was able, through its own ordinances, to hire police officers to keep out the liquor trade. The town remained dry until prohibition was ended nationally in 1935. In 1902 the new sugar factory was completed at Eaton and opened for business on the same day as the new factory in Greeley. The Bank of Eaton was established in 1899, the same year the first volunteer fire department was organized. One citizen lost his life in a fire just before that, touching off a drive lo get fire protection. A bond assessment was levied to build a central water syttem, to provide for sewer and erect a light plant. The $20,000 bond issue covered water and sewer, but lights were not obtained until 1903. In 1906 the Eaton Water, Light and Power Co. was formed and street lights were put up. Contributing to the early prosperity of Eaton was a coal mine located a short distance east of town. The town of Aull was founded in December 1897 by R. L. Pence and was incorporated in 1904, the same year the post office was established. However, there had been a railroad siding there since 1869 when the Denver Pacific was being built toward Evans. In 1888, the railroad built cattle pens and established a shipping point there for a ranch located nearby. Originally Ault was called McAllister for a railroad official, but then later changed to Burgdorff for a railroad ern- ployekilled while unloading ties at Pierce in 1889. When the town was founded, the name was changed to Ault to honor Alexander Ault, a Fort Collins miller who contracted to buy all of the wheat furnished by farmers of the area to be used in his flouring mill. Pence built the first store in Ault in 1901 and was the first postmaster. Within the next year, the Tribune reported, "There is a fine hardware store, two large general stores, drug store, meat market and several workshops. Several contractors and builders make this their headquarters and already a number of comfortable residences are springing up. A $5,000 school building is being built and a new church is under consideration by the citizens. The inhabitants now number about 100." In 1903 the Union Pacific built a depot and a grain elevator was erected. Like Ault, Pierce began as a siding on the Denver Pacific In 1869. It was named for Gen. John Pierce, and early president of the railroad. There was no mail service at Pierce until 1902, the same year the railroad built a depot. The honor of founding the town was claimed by two groups of persons. However the first plat was filed on Dec. 18, 1906, by John E. and B. A. Shafcr who operated the townsite company. The other men who claimed the honor of founding the town were L. N. Your Dailyl from the CARROLL RIGHTER INSTITUTE FORECAST FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1976 G E N E R A L TENDENCIES: Despite some minor disappointments, you have a big chance to build a new and unproved structure to your life. Use imagination and sec cveiything from the larger standpoint. Let those of whom you are fond be more aware of it. ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr. 19) Make appointments early for lecreation. Put that special talent to work that can bring you fine results. Steer clear of a rascal. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) Spend as much time, and energy at home as possible today, tonight, showing devotion. Stall a new interest. Avoid tangents. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) Contact those who can assist you in your career. Postpone the social to evening. Much activity dispels any unhappiness. MOON CHILDREN dune 22 to July 21) Concentrate efforts on money matteis. Listen to advice of experts and follow it. Also, wisely use your hunches. LRO (July 22 to Aug. 21) Gad about socially in the evening and make worthwhile contacts and state your personal aims cleverly. Improve health and charm. VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) You have good ideas that will help you advance and should put them in action early. Make right decisions for future. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Take the right action to attain personal desires. Gad about socially with friends you really like. Impress bigwigs. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Show your finest talents to an influential person who can help you commercialize on them and have true success. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your ideas are good about some new project, so start the wheels rolling. Make new allies with those with different views. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) Carry through with any commitments you may have with others and gain needed benefits. Then find happiness with romance. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) You have agrecmets with associates that may require some change in policy, so talk this over with them. Show devotion at home. I'lSCKS (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) Handle duties that require precision and perseverance, with fine results. Buy charming new items for your wardrobe. IF YOUR CHILI) IS BORN TODAY . . . he or she will be most alive and alcit, but will require early training in important affairs, since there is the ability here to think big and get big Make sure to praise when good work is done instead of criticizing, or the incentive will be lost. Give cultuial advantages of all kinds and don't neglect the spiritual side of life, or healthful sports. ·The Stars impel, they do not compel." What you make of your life is largely up to YOU! Carroll Riphtcr's Individual Forecast for your sign for Apiil is now ready For your copy send your birthilate mil SI to ratroll Righ'.cr Forecast (name of newspaper), \f\ (:«, Hollywood, Calif 90028. (fc) 1976, NicN'aught Syndicate, Inc.) Priddy and Bert Cave. Priddy was probably the first of the founders to settle the area, coming there in 1905 with his family. He and Cave filed a plat, which lay just east of the railroad, on July 24,1907. It was recorded as the Priddy and Cave addition to the town. Priddy started a feed and coal business and with Cave, built the Pierce Hotel. Priddy donated land on which the railroad built a "Y" to turn around the Pierce to Denver electric cars which made daily trips. Pierce had electricity from the lime It was built and the town put in a water system in 1920. The Denver an'd Pacific passed near the present Nunn in 1869, which was known as Maynard then. A siding was later built and the name changed to Nunn in honor of Tom Nunn, an early settler living in the vicinity. Nunn noticed a railroad bridge on fire and flagged down a train, saving it from a wreck. The grateful railroad built a shack for Nunn on his claim and later named the town for him. The town was platted on June 1, 1906, and incorporated on March 23, 1908. A depot was built there the same year and Elzie Moffit built and operated the first store. In all during 1908 there were four general stores, a hardware store, a drug store, a blacksmith's shop, two lumber yards, a hotel, a bank, a doctor's office, three real estate firms,a meal market, the Nunn News, a church, the depot and a new (6,000 school large enough to house 500 students. The town of Carr was laid out and a plat filed with the county clerk on July 13, 1907, by a group of Boulder businessmen. Nearly 38 years before that, the railroad had selected the location as a siding when the Denver Pacific was being built. The railroad called the siding Lone Tree, taking the name from Lone Tree Creek, which got ils name from a lonely pine Iree located inside a natural fort six miles to the northwest. On March 1,1867, the name of the siding was changed to Carr in honor of Robert E. Carr, fifth president of Ihe railroad. By 1877, Carr had become a heavy shipping point for cattle and a corral and loading chute were erected, however in 1878 the stockyards there had been moved to Cheyenne and the post office given up. Carr reverted to a railroad coal and watering station and in 1679, fire destroyed the coal shed, three coal cars and 30 tons of coal. When the townsite was established, the Warren Cattle and Sheep Ranch, with headquarters in Cheyenne, bordered on three sides of town. Warren was secretary of the townsite and moved there in 1910. Benjamin Eaton was one of the first settlers near the present site of Windsor when he and Jim Hill established a ranch near there in 1863. Windsor was named for a Methodist circuit minister from Fort Collins, the Rev. A. S. Windsor. It was laid out by Edward Hollister and the Lake Supply Co. in 1882 and the plat was filed Jan. 19,1883. The town was incorporated on April 2, 1890.Dr.J.J.McKibbenwasits first mayor. A stage station had been established before the railroad came in 1882 and since it was half way between Latham and Camp Collins (Fort Collins), it derived the name Halfway House. A post office was established at Halfway House in 1873 with John Hilton, owner of the stop becoming postmaster. The following year, Hilton was fined for selling liquor to passengers on the stage. He didn't have a license because the county commissioners had ruled there would be no licenses issued in the county. A school had been operating south of Windsor since 1873. When the first big snowstorm came, the school house was moved into Windsor, known as New Windsor at the time to avoid confusion with Windsor, Calif. Two other post offices had been authorized in the vicinity of Windsor. One, Whealland, was discontinued in 1878 and the other, New Liberty, served Windsor residents until the post office was established at New Windsor in 1883. When the railroad first surveyed the site for a station, it called it New London. In the Aug. 16, 1882, edition of the Tribune, the following was reported: "Supl. Egbert and J. M. Freeman located the station "London" at E. Hollister's place halfway between Greeley and Fort Collins on the Greeley, Salt Lake and Pacific Railroad." Oh Sept. 20,1882, the Tribune reported, 'The name of (he station at New London has been changed to Windsor." The railroad was completed in 1882 and the first train backed into Windsor from Fort Collins. In 1887 a two-story school house replaced the one that was skidded into town years before. Park school was built in 1905 and Ihe high school in 1919. The sugar factory, the third in Weld County was built in 1903, but was too small to handle the beet crop grown in the Windsor area. The town got its first newspaper shortly after it was founded. Later the name of the newspaper was changed from the Star to the Leader and later to the Windsor Poudre Valley and still later to the Windsor Beacon. A militia unit with 55men was formed in 1909 and 30 were mustered in on Oct. 28, 1909. A dormitory was built for unmarried women teachers. Built in 1919, Cohagan Hall, named for the superintendent of schools, housed more than 30 teachers. Windsor also had two hospitals at one time -- the Windsor Hospital and the Bartz Hospital. There were about 50 business firms in town by 1927. The beet industry of the entire county got a boost from the Russian-German workers who came to work in the beet fields shortly after the Windsor sugar factory was built. They were such good farmers they soon owned the farms and were seeking other sources of labor. Many of the residents of Windsor can trace origin to those early farmers. The town of Severance was founded by Bruce Eaton, son of Benjamin Eaton. It was platted on July 12, 1906, and incorporated in 1920. It was built in anticipation of being a station on the Denver, Laramie and Northwestern Railroad. The railroad surveyed and constructed some roadbeds through the area and as far north as the Wyoming line north of Fort Collins, but the track never got any farther than Greeley. Severance was named for the Severance family which had large farming interests in the area. Land for the townsite was donated by David Severance. It was first known as Tailholt. Johnstown was named for the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Parish, founders of the town. The town came into being in 1902. T h e F a i r b a i r n - P a r i s h Lumber Yard was the first building in the town followed quickly by two stores and a small hotel. The post office was established in 1903. In 1904, a brick bcliuol was built and in June 1910, three schools combined to form the Johnstown Consolidated District. Three disastrous fires hit the young town in early days. In 1905, Ihe Weld County Republican reported, "The merchants and entire population are said to be preparing to move two miles east to the location occupied by Hillsboro. The cause of the move is that the survey of the new railroad (Denver, Laramie and Northwestern), which goes on lo Fort Collins and thence west, passed through Hillsboro, thus leaving Johnstown off on the prairie. Many merchants have already purchased lots in Hillsboro and are preparing to remove to that point as soon as possible as the work of grading for the new road is being pushed rapidly. All business houses and residences which can be moved will be brought to the railroad and in a few short months the present site of Johnstown will be abandoned." The move never came about and (he town of Hillsboro died when a new town, Milliken, was laid out on the railroad on the eastern edge of the Hillsboro site. The Denver, Laramie and Northwestern also failed, with some of its line being sold to Great Western. Later the Great Western Railroad built a line from Johnstown to Berthoud and later extended it to the old DLN line at Milliken. Johnstown's new beet refinery was completed in 1926, employing a force of 150 men year around. Milliken was a railroad "boom baby" -- it was founded in a time that saw the Union Pacific race from La Salle to Fort Collins with the DLN which was building from Denver to Greeley with plans to reach Seattle, Wash., by way of the coal beds of Laramie, Wyo. In order to be first on the right-of-way, the DLN laid tracks on the ground, thus claiming first priority and forcing the Union Pacific to come to it to get permission lo cross over its tracks. Milliken was named after John D. Milliken, president and general counsel for the DLN. The town was platted on July 23, 1909, and incorporated in 1910. A serious fire in February 1913 destroyed many of the firs! businesses. Included were the Milliken Bank building, and a building that housed a drug store, the telephone exchange, lodge rooms and R. M. Benton's living quarters and office. Shortly after the Union Pacific completed its line from Julesburg to La Salle, the railroad built a siding at the present site of Kersey and called it Orr. In 1887 H. P. Hill, Doc Reincks, H. A. Irons and Tom and John James put in a scale to weigh produce to be shipped out on the railroad. After they had loaded a car they rode to Hardin to the east If the car was to be shipped west, and to La Salle on the west if the car was going east, to bill it for shipping. After pleading with the railroad to build a station and getting an agreement that the community would ship at least 75 carloads of produce a year, the Farmers' Alliance persuaded the UP to build a depot. So well did the town keep its promise to ship produce that within a few years, the station was shipping 600 cars a year. 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