These historical photos were provided to the Weld County 150th Anniversary web site by the City of Greeley Museums staff and members of the Weld County Community. If you would like to add to the photo album with historic images of your own, please submit them through the Send Us Your Stories page!
c 1920 – DEPOT AGENT ANDY CORDILL Worked for Union Pacific Railway in Briggsdale and became a favorite with all of Briggsdale’s children. Photo from Early Days in the Crow Creek Dryland Region by Loraine Brooks, City of Greeley Museums Permanent Collection #1973.16.0001.
1926 – Eaton Chevrolet; City of Greeley Museums Permanent Collection AI-1863.
1914 – Downtown Erie Looking north on Briggs Street; City of Greeley Museums Hazel E. Johnson Collection #1991.42.0013A.
1902 - G. A. R. FAMILIES Decoration Day (Memorial Day) with veterans of the Civil War (Grand Army of the Republic) and their families in front of Young’s Hall in Evans; City of Greeley Museums Hazel E. Johnson Collection #1991.42.1106-M.
c1920 – Japanese Social Gathering: Local Japanese families maintained their cultural roots by attending frequent celebrations and events at the Ft. Lupton Japanese Cultural Education and Socialization Center. City of Greeley Museums Permanent Collection #AI-1464.
August 1939 – Boyd’s Service Station; Established in 1921 in Galeton, Colorado; City of Greeley Museums Permanent Collection #AI-1986.
c1880 – Greeley’s Hook and Ladder Co. (Firemen) Buildings in background were erected in the early 1870s and burned c1881; City of Greeley Museums Permanent Collection #AI-0528.
c1959 – Greeley Downtown postcard, 8th Avenue looking north from 10th Street; City of Greeley Museums Permanent Collection #2004.23.0003.
Date unknown - Cora M. Morris & Co General Merchandise Store, Grover, Colorado; City of Greeley Museums Hazel E. Johnson Collection #1991.42.1119A.
c1915 – Hudson Baseball Team: Some names of gentlemen on the team:Grover Kearns, John Kearns, Merl Fish, Billy Young, and Dick Culverwell; City of Greeley Museums Hazel E. Johnson Collection #1991.42.0574E.
Pepper Pod Restaurant Aerial Image c 1948: The Pepper Pod Restaurant began serving buffalo (bison) meat during WWII due to a shortage of beef. This led them to keep their own herd in pens behind the restaurant as can be seen in this aerial view. Tourists and local children would peek at the herd through the fence, adding to their appeal as an attraction in Hudson along the highway. Image on loan courtesy of the Martin-Regalado Family.
Pepper Pod Restaurant Interior Image c 1948: The Pepper Pod, built in 1913 by the Peppers family, began as a small cafe on Old Main Street in Hudson. Business soon required that they build a larger restaurant on Highway 6. Then in 1956, the present Pepper Pod was constructed near Interstate 80 (now I-76). Image on loan courtesy of the Martin-Regalado Family.
c1905 – Johnstown’s First Auto; Town founder Harvey Parish is driving a one-cylinder REO automobile. Parish served as Weld County Commissioner, 1893 to 1902, and Johnstown’s first mayor; City of Greeley Museums Hazel E. Johnson Collection #1991.42.1130.
1914 – Downtown Kersey looking North; Look on top of left-center phone pole and see a man installing the first lines in Kersey for Mountain States Telephone; City of Greeley Museums Permanent Collection #1975.07.0004.
c1937 – LaSalle Depot; City of Greeley Museums Permanent Collection #AI-1856.
1939 - Milliken and Friends; Gathering for Judge John D. Milliken (holding flowers) on his 93rd birthday; City of Greeley Museums Hazel. E. Johnson Collection #1991.42.1140D.
c1913 – New Raymer Teachers and Beaus; Bertha Blair and lady friends in New Raymer, apparently wearing the hats of their male friends. City of Greeley Museums Hazel E. Johnson collection #1991.42.1155.
July 4, 1906 – Platteville Coronet Band. L-R, Back Row: Lew Birkel, Ed Cook, Bill Egner, Randolph Ross, Jim Stanton. Middle Row: Frank Vollmer, J.K. Elliott - Ft Lupton, R.S. Brown, Chas. Vollmer, John Birkele, John Wasley, Mike Morgan. Front Row: Arthur Terry, George Raney.
1911 – Leisure Time Roggen residents with cat on hunting excursion, L-R: Mr. Good, Joseph, Socks, and Alice Shawnee. City of Greeley Museums Permanent Collection #1994.17.0001.8B.
c1915 – Kester Hardware Store in Severance; In the windows read, “J. H. Kester. Hardware Implements, Harness”; City of Greeley Museums Permanent Collection; Gift of Hazel E. Johnson #1971.02.0056.
1921 – Windsor High School and Busses;One of these busses was refitted as a dump truck then restored for rides in parades and festivals by the Friends of Greeley Museums. City of Greeley Museums Permanent Collection #1974.48.0473.