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Alton “Glenn” Miller

Added by yongli on 07/07/2020 - 15:03, last changed on 03/29/2021 - 08:16

Glenn Miller

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Glenn Miller (1904–44) rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful band leaders of the big band era, during the 1930s and 1940s. At the pinnacle of his popularity, in 1942, he volunteered to serve as a band leader in the army. The music he shared with the troops was met with...

Beef Industry on the Colorado Plains

Added by yongli on 06/15/2021 - 14:47, last changed on 06/15/2021 - 14:47
Colorado’s beef industry traces its roots back to the latter half of the nineteenth century, when cowboys drove cattle across the plains in some of the most iconic imagery of the American West. However, the state’s modern beef industry did not begin until after World War I , when stock raisers...

Colorado in World War I

Added by yongli on 09/13/2017 - 14:17, last changed on 04/08/2020 - 10:34
As Europe stumbled into war in late July and early August 1914, Coloradans viewed the conflict with mixed emotions. Some favored the English, French, Italians, Russians, and their allies. Others preferred the Germans and Austrians and their friends. The divisions were predictable. The 1910 federal...

Fort Morgan

Added by yongli on 06/09/2020 - 10:26, last changed on 03/29/2021 - 08:16
Fort Morgan is a city of about 12,000 people along the South Platte River , about seventy miles northeast of Denver . It is part of the high plains region that an early explorer, Major Stephen Long , called the “Great American Desert.” As the center of a robust agricultural area, Fort Morgan was...

Fort Morgan State Armory

Added by yongli on 05/19/2017 - 11:03, last changed on 08/29/2017 - 08:04
Built in 1922, the Fort Morgan State Armory is located at 528 State Street in Fort Morgan in northeast Colorado (528 State St, 80701 Fort Morgan, United States). It served as headquarters of Company M, Seventeenth Infantry of the Colorado National Guard until 1996, when the guard moved to Denver...

Great Western Sugar Company

Added by yongli on 01/20/2021 - 17:50, last changed on 03/29/2021 - 08:16
The Great Western Sugar Company was co-founded by Charles Boettcher in 1900 after he observed the hardy, profitable sugar beet crop while vacationing in Europe. In Colorado, the sugar beet industry he helped launch proved a boon to the state and local communities for nearly eighty years. After...

Morgan County Courthouse and Jail

Added by yongli on 03/16/2016 - 13:57, last changed on 11/19/2019 - 11:00
Morgan County’s 1921 jail and 1936 courthouse in Fort Morgan replaced the county’s original facilities after the county had outgrown them. The courthouse was funded by the Public Works Administration (PWA) and designed by the modernist Colorado architect Eugene Groves . In 1988 both facilities were...
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