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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 »

Dry land farming at Nunn attracted Berthoud farmer

By Mark French Tales of the Little Thompson In 1916 Berthoud’s Harry Bennett purchased a dry-land farm near Nunn, Colo. Bennett, who had been a farmer in the Little Thompson… Read more »

It’s irrigating season in the Little Thompson Valley

By Mark French Tales of the Little Thompson The Surveyor Not that many years ago, a farmer irrigating his crops was a common summer sight in the fields around Berthoud…. Read more »

Delivery of first Fordson tractor depicted by local painter

Mark French Tales of the Little Thompson On Saturday, June 21, there will be a flurry of activity at the McCarty-Fickel Home at 645 Seventh St. Not only will there… Read more »

New twist on historic home tour

Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French Saturday, June 21, will be a day when Berthoud celebrates history. That afternoon the Berthoud Historical Society’s house museum, the McCarty-Fickel Home… Read more »

Berthoud High School once stood at corner of Ninth and Massachusetts

Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French The Berthoud High School classes of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s will be holding reunion activities on Berthoud Day weekend. Members of… Read more »