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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

German POWs entertained Berthoud Chamber in 1944

By Mark French The Surveyor Berthoud Chamber of Commerce at a ladies’ night event held in the Odd Fellows Hall on the second floor of the building at 335 Mountain… 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 »

Local news topped newspaper’s best stories of 1948

By Mark French The Surveyor The front page of the December 30, 1948, edition of the Berthoud Bulletin recapped the year’s top stories. The paragraph heading the month-by-month list explained,… Read more »