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Dispute over site caused early school district to split

  Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French The Surveyor The first school district to be organized in the Little Thompson Valley was Larimer County District No. 13. The… Read more »

School of Mines building bears name of Berthoud’s namesake

Mark French Tales of the Little Thompson Capt. Edward L. Berthoud was one of the men who helped establish the Colorado School of Mines. In 1870 he was among the… Read more »

Depression crime wave swept Welch Avenue in June 1932

By Mark French Tales of the Little Thompson Times were hard in 1932. America was at the depth of the Depression, and little farm hamlets like Berthoud felt its full… Read more »

Automobiles raced and wrecked on Kelly and Windnagel hills

Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French The Surveyor Most people are unaware that the hills on Highway 287 between Longmont and Berthoud were known to the area’s early… Read more »

Sugar beets dominated local news in 1941

Mark French Tales of the Little Thompson The Surveyor Growing sugar beets was serious business in Berthoud’s rural districts in 1941. The Great Western Sugar Company garnered farmers’ enthusiasm by… Read more »

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 »