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Charles Boettcher

Added by yongli on 06/29/2021 - 15:46, last changed on 06/29/2021 - 15:46
Charles Boettcher (1852–1948) was an entrepreneur and philanthropist best known for founding the Great Western Sugar Company and the Boettcher Foundation, an organization that made the Boettcher name synonymous with generosity in Colorado. Boettcher built his wealth through a series of sound...

Debus Farm

Added by yongli on 05/19/2017 - 10:35, last changed on 01/31/2021 - 17:21
The Debus Farm is a historic sugar beet farm in Logan County , located north of the South Platte River near the intersection of US 138 and County Road 67. Founded by the German Russian Debus family in 1925, the farm is a prominent example of the contributions that German Russian families made to...

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...

Grand Junction

Added by yongli on 01/24/2017 - 16:26, last changed on 05/11/2020 - 12:08

Grand Junction

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With a population of nearly 60,000, Grand Junction is the largest city on Colorado’s Western Slope . The city takes its name from its location at the junction of the Gunnison and Colorado (formerly the Grand) Rivers, in the heart of the Grand Valley . Grand Junction lies near some of the state’s...

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...

Logan County

Added by yongli on 09/29/2016 - 15:57, last changed on 02/01/2021 - 14:48
Logan County, named for Civil War General John A. Logan, covers 1,845 miles of the Great Plains in northeast Colorado. It is bordered to the north by the state of Nebraska, to the east by Sedgwick and Phillips Counties, to the southeast by Yuma County , to the south by Washington County , to the...

Longmont

Added by yongli on 12/11/2017 - 13:09, last changed on 07/11/2021 - 12:40
Longmont is a city of about 92,000 along the Front Range in eastern Boulder County . Named after the prominent Longs Peak to the west, the city was founded in 1871 by members of the Chicago-Colorado Colony , near the confluence of Left Hand and St. Vrain Creeks. After its founding, Longmont quickly...

Prowers County

Added by yongli on 11/15/2016 - 08:57, last changed on 02/01/2021 - 14:56
Prowers County covers 1,644 square miles of the Great Plains and Arkansas River valley in southeastern Colorado. The rectangular county is bordered to the north by Kiowa County , to the east by the state of Kansas, to the south by Baca County , and to the west by Bent County . Prowers County has a...

Sterling

Added by yongli on 06/28/2017 - 14:05, last changed on 08/16/2020 - 01:07
Sterling is the county seat of Logan County in northeastern Colorado. Founded by homesteaders along the South Platte River in 1881, Sterling quickly developed into a commercial hub on Colorado’s eastern plains . Although it has been through its share of booms and busts, the town continues to serve...
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