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Spanish Flu hammered Berthoud hard in 1918-19

By Mark French The Surveyor In the fall of 1918 the Spanish Influenza swept across the United States as World War I drew to a close. Over one-quarter of the… Read more »

McClung's Store

By Mark French The Surveyor From 1947 to 1958 McClung’s Store was located at 521 Third Street in Berthoud. That address was located south of Berthoud’s present-day Ace Hardware Store…. Read more »

Berthoudites soothed their rheumatism at Excelsior Springs

By Mark French The Surveyor It wasn’t the mineral waters at Glenwood Springs, Colorado, that ailing Berthoudites sought in the early 1900s; it was the healing springs at Excelsior Springs,… Read more »

Berthoud man accepted 1912 Leap Year marriage proposal

By Mark French The Surveyor On January 5, 1912, a headline in the San Francisco tabloid heralded, “Woman Proposed as Clock Struck 1912.” The accompanying article noted, “Miss Georgia Stebbins… Read more »

F.I. Davis was Berthoud’s first mayor

By Mark French The Surveyor On Sept. 28, 2019, an event was held in Fickel Park to honor former Berthoud Mayor Dick Strachan. No Berthoud mayor came close to holding… Read more »

Spartans played six-man football from 1947 through 1951

By Mark French The Surveyor From 1947 through 1951 the Berthoud High School (BHS) Spartans played six-man football. When BHS resumed an 11-man football program in September 1952, the local… Read more »

Flapjack Queen elections highlighted Berthoud’s Labor Day celebrations

By Mark French The Surveyor From 1948 through 1958 Berthoud’s Flapjack Day was one of the biggest Labor Day celebrations in northern Colorado. In order to publicize the 1949 Flapjack… Read more »

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 »