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First night baseball game in Berthoud took place in 1947

By Mark French The Surveyor The big baseball park a short distance south of the intersection of Welch Avenue and Fifth Street in Berthoud was built in 1941. When electric… Read more »

Donelan brothers closed Berthoud grocery store and enlisted in U.S. Air Corps

By Mark French The Surveyor Bill Donelan came to Berthoud in 1937 looking for an opportunity. Donelan and a Kansas grocer for whom he had worked for several years found… Read more »

First baby born in Berthoud – 1884

By Mark French The Surveyor Berthoud was moved from its original location on the Little Thompson river bottom to its present-day site in the winter of 1883-84. The first baby… Read more »

Local news topped newspaper’s best stories of 1948

By Mark French The Surveyor The front page of the December 30, 1948, edition of the Berthoud Bulletin recapped the year’s top stories. The paragraph heading the month-by-month list explained,… Read more »

Wilber Ball won first Christmas home-decoration competition

By Mark French The Surveyor The Berthoud Lions Club sponsored its first annual Christmas home-decoration competition in December 1950. That year 867 residents lived within the town limits of Berthoud… Read more »

Berthoud’s bachelors celebrated Thanksgiving at the Grandview Hotel

By Mark French The Surveyor In 1900 the Grandview Hotel hosted Berthoud’s “old bachelors” for Thanksgiving dinner. The Grandview Hotel (present-day City Apartments) was located at the northeast corner of… Read more »

Shoveling sugar beets paid by the ton

By Mark French The Surveyor October is the month for harvesting sugar beets in Northern Colorado. Beginning in the early 1900s the Great Western Sugar Company conducted annual harvest campaigns… Read more »

A WWI letter home from Wyatt Smith

By Mark French The Surveyor World War I came to an official end 100 years ago on Nov. 11, 1918, when Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in… 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 »