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The Great Western Sugar Company's "High Ten" growers for the 1941 season included (back row right-to-left) Cyriel Darrus, Nels Peterson, Henry Weber, John W. Waggener, Rasmus Jordaner, S.P. Crowley (front row right-to-left) Abe Abrams, Jake Stroh, Howard Binder and S.A. Gray.
Photo courtesy of Berthoud Historical Society

Sugar beets dominated local news in 1941

Mark French Tales of the Little Thompson The Surveyor Growing sugar beets was serious business in Berthoud’s rural districts in 1941. The Great Western Sugar Company garnered farmers’ enthusiasm by… Read more »

The Mrs. Eler Brown house at 349 Welch Ave. in Berthoud was built by contractor John A. Bell in 1904. Mrs. Brown lived in the three-room house for a few months before renting it to Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Rockwell.
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The history of Mrs. Brown’s Welch Avenue home

Mrs. Eler Brown house was among first built on Berthoud’s Welch Avenue Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French The Surveyor The house at 349 Welch Ave. was built… Read more »

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Rattlesnakes were main hazard at Berthoud Golf Course

Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French On Jan. 19, 1933, readers of The Berthoud Bulletin were greeted with news that “A group of men in Berthoud and vicinity… Read more »

The Chamber of Commerce Building (far left) was constructed in 1907. Berthoud's new-formed Chamber of Commerce was one of the building's first occupants, taking up quarters in one of the upstairs offices. The Shyrock Hardware store and C.P. Thompson's harness shop occupied the east and west ground floor rooms respectively.
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Chamber of Commerce building readies for new life

Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French The Chamber of Commerce Building at the corner of Third Street and Mountain Avenue is currently undergoing renovation. The building’s east ground… Read more »

Ed McCormick constructed a fine brick bungalow on his family's farm north of Berthoud in 1917. A large group of McCormick's friends and family are show shown in this photograph that was taken in the 1920s. McCormick and his father, W.H. McCormick, operated a general store near the corner of 3rd St. and Mountain Ave. in the town's early years.
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McCormick family helped build Berthoud in many ways

Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French Members of the William Hamilton McCormick family played key roles in the development of the Berthoud community. William “W.H.” McCormick came to… Read more »

In 1940 local volunteers graded the perimeter of Vernavy Pool in preparation for the installation of concrete sidewalks. The pool measured 100 feet in width and 144 feet in length and was built by community volunteers.
Photo courtesy of Berthoud Bulletin Collection/ Berthoud Historical Society

In 1940 Berthoud community cooled off in Vernavy Pool

Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French Berthoud’s first swimming pool was built in Town Park in 1940. Prior to that time the community’s water lovers swam in irrigation… Read more »

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Harvey Power Flex tractor built in Berthoud

By Mark French The Surveyor In 1958, Wilber F. Gibson built Harvey garden tractors in Berthoud. Gibson’s manufacturing plant, the building that currently houses the Grace Place church at 250… Read more »