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Berthoud homecoming viewed through the lens of the past

By Kim Skoric The Surveyor The sounds, sights and smells of fall have arrived in Colorado. The crisp morning air, the crackle of fallen leaves, and the steam rising from mugs… 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 »

Berthoud’s Care Takers of Tradition seeking to restore 1888 hose cart

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor Renowned New York City Fire Chief Edward F. Croker was once reported to have said, “When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of… Read more »

Berthoud dentist pulled pachyderm’s tooth

By Mark French  The Surveyor  Over the years several dentists have practiced in Berthoud. Possibly the first was a Dr. A. Turnbull who, in 1898, commuted from Lafayette to Berthoud… 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 »

Mad dash in buggy failed to save hunter’s life

By Mark French The Surveyor Jack Hill, the topic of last week’s tale, was a well-known citizen during Colorado’s territorial days. While Hill made his living operating saloons in Golden… Read more »