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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

Keirnes family settled at Twin Mounds in 1880

Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French The Surveyor Charles Keirnes was one of Berthoud’s early homesteaders. Along with his wife Harriet, Keirnes came to the valley in 1880… Read more »

Old City Restaurant building added to City Star Brewing

Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French The Surveyor Another chapter is being added to the book about Jake Zoller’s shoe shop. The small frame building at 315 Mountain… Read more »

Chamber of Commerce ‘boosted’ Berthoud in 1907

Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French The Surveyor In September 1907, local residents organized a chamber of commerce to “boost” the Berthoud community. One of the first efforts… Read more »

Sid Davis took pride in Titan and Rumely tractors

Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French The Surveyor Men love their tractors. Berthoud’s Sid Davis was no exception. In the 1920s and ‘30s, Davis spent his springs and… Read more »