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Shoveling sugar beets paid by the ton

Photo courtesy of the Mark French Collection, Berthoud Historical Society – The Berthoud beet dump was located near the railroad tracks on North Fourth Street. Sugar beets that were not… Read more »

A WWI letter home from Wyatt Smith

Photo courtesy of the Welty Collection, Berthoud Historical Society. – Following military service in World War I, Wyatt Smith returned to Berthoud and continued his life as a rancher and… Read more »

Berthoud Athletic Club mural commemorates Clymer brothers trip

By Mark French The Surveyor The mural on the Berthoud Athletic Club building at 247 Mountain Ave. was painted in 1999. The work of Fort Collins based artist Susan Dailey,… Read more »

Some of Berthoud’s finest homes built during 1902 building boom

By Mark French The Surveyor There was a building boom in Berthoud in 1902. That year the town of Berthoud was home to 300 residents and occupied a footprint that… Read more »

Congregational Church on Sixth Street founded by Russian Germans

By Mark French The Surveyor The German Congregational Church at the southeast corner of Sixth Street and Lake Avenue in Berthoud has one of the community’s most unique histories. Constructed… Read more »

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 »