First Annual Report of the Union Colony of Colorado: Including a History of the Town of Greeley, from Its Date of Settlement to the Present Time, with Descriptive Chapters
New York: George W. Southwick, 1871. Brochure. A sewn brochure reporting on the first year of existence of the Union Colony of Territorial Colorado, at the site of present-day city of Greeley. Includes information on agriculture, irrigation, climate, mountain scenery, flora, churches, schools, societies, etc. The colony was organized in 1870 as a utopian agricultural community with high moral standards by Nathan C. Meeker. Meeker, who had been a reporter and author, later became an Indian agent in Western Colorado and died (along with 10 of his employees) at the hands of the Ute Tribe in what became known as the Meeker Massacre. The Union Colony was later to be renamed "Greeley" after the editor of the New York Tribune, Horace Greeley. This brochure is not the version that includes a map of Greeley and surroundings (Howes C.608). --- In blue wraps. --- The covers have detached from the brochure (but are present), and with rubberstamping to cover, some stray soiling & pencilings, small tears and water spots but overall intact.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 40 pages. Fair .
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Keywords: >>History of Colorado & the Old West