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    One of Colorado's original seventeen counties, Weld County covers 4,017 square miles in northeastern Colorado and is home to more than 250,000 people.
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2013 Weld County Community Health Survey,” Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment, May 26, 2015.

Carl Abbott, Stephen Leonard, and David McComb, Colorado: A History of the Centennial State (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 1994).

Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources: Executive Summary,” Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency, June 2015.

A thumbnail history of Greeley,” City of Greeley.

Coleman Cornelius, “Beef baron Monfort dies at 71,” Denver Post, February 3, 2001.

Sharon Dunn, “Oil-gas jobs produce labor shortage for many employers in Weld County,” Greeley Tribune, November 15, 2014.

Pekka Hämäläinen, The Comanche Empire (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008).

History of the Fort,” Fort Vasquez Museum, History Colorado.

History of Weld County Towns: Firestone,” Weld County: Celebrating 150 Years, n.d.

Industry: About Weld,” About Weld, Weld County, n.d.

Rheba Massey, "Was 'Cache La Poudre' the original name of the river that flows through Fort Collins? (link is external)" Fort Collins History Connection, n.d.

Carol Drake Mehls and Steven F. Mehls, “Weld County, Colorado: Historic Agricultural Context,” History Colorado, 1988, rev. 2006.

Monfort of Colorado: Guide to the Five Rivers Collection, ” City of Greeley Museums, June 24, 2011.

The New Fort Lupton Rises on the Banks of the South Platte River,” CBS Denver, September 4, 2011.

Old Weld County 1859–1887,” Weld County: Celebrating 150 Years, n.d.

Quick Guide to Colorado’s Pawnee National Grassland,” (Colorado Tourism), updated July 29, 2015.

Corrie Sahling, “Greeley residents deal with more flooding,” Denver Post, June 3, 2014.

Blair Shiff, “Weld County: Businesses decimated by Colorado flooding,” 9 News, September 17, 2013.

Carol Rein Shwayder, “Weld County Old and New: Cache La Poudre Corridor Study,” prepared for the City of Greeley (Greeley, CO: Unicorn Ventures, 1990).

Tanja Srebotnjak and Miriam Rotkin-Ellman, “Fracking Fumes: Air Pollution from Hydraulic Fracturing Threatens Public Health and Communities,” Natural Resources Defense Council, December 2014.

 “Rebuilding the Past for the Future,” South Platte Valley Historical Society, n.d.

University of Northern Colorado, “A short history of UNC.”

“Weld County,” Colorado County Histories Notebook (Denver: History Colorado, 1989–2000).

Elliot West, Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998).

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David Boyd, A History: Greeley and the Union Colony of Colorado (Greeley, CO: Greeley Tribune Press, 1890).

Sarah J. Deutsch, No Separate Refuge (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987).City of Firestone

City of Greeley

Arnold Hubert, Resurrection of Fort Lupton (Fort Lupton, CO: Self-published with Xlibris, 2011).

Nancy Lynch, Weld County Towns: The First 150 Years (San Antonio, TX: Historical Publishing Network, 2011).

South Platte Valley Historical Society

University of Northern Colorado

Weld County

Joshua Zaffos, “The BLM Just Sold More Leases on the Pawnee—and Environmentalists Say That’s For the Birds,” Westword, July 28, 2015.