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Germans from Russia children help with beet harvest

By Mark French The Surveyor Growing sugar beets in Northern Colorado will always be inextricably linked to the Germans from Russia. In the early 1900s the children of Germans from… Read more »

Berthoud shocked by shooting at Rockwell Ranch in 1889

By Mark French The Surveyor The main character in last week’s tale, Dr. R.L. Liggett, found out what it was like to be a doctor in the Berthoud community during… Read more »

Community’s eclipse party tradition continued at Pioneer Museum

By Mark French The Surveyor The solar eclipse viewing event the Berthoud Historical Society held at the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum on Aug. 21, 2017, was not the first… Read more »

Mad dash in buggy failed to save hunter’s life

By Mark French The Surveyor Jack Hill, the topic of last week’s tale, was a well-known citizen during Colorado’s territorial days. While Hill made his living operating saloons in Golden… Read more »

Charley Blackwell was one of Berthoud’s first merchants

By Mark French The Surveyor Charley Blackwell was one of the first businessmen to sink roots in Berthoud after the town was moved up from the Little Thompson river bottom… Read more »

Berthoud town hall moved to bank building in 1929

By Mark French The Surveyor Berthoud is getting a new town hall. At the end of December, the offices and meeting room of the Town of Berthoud will be moved… Read more »

Culp house is historic

By Bob McDonnell The Surveyor Berthoud resident Heidi Short is a fan of history. Along with her husband, Bryan, she is helping preserve some of Berthoud’s history. Short’s interest in… Read more »

BHS graduation was held at UB Church in 1907

Mark French Tales of the Little Thompson Surveyor Columnist Eight students graduated from Berthoud High School (BHS) in 1907. That year the “Berthoud School” was located in the city block… Read more »

Scarlet fever spoiled 1915 Halloween

By Mark French Tales of the Little Thompson The Surveyor A century ago, in 1915, Berthoud closed its school for the week following Halloween. That year Berthoud had one school… Read more »

The history surrounding us

Discovering the history that lives on Berthoud’s back roads By May Soricelli The Surveyor “The people of this part of Colorado know all about Highlandlake, but for others, elsewhere, we… Read more »