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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 36

Greeley, Colorado

Greeley, Colorado.

A more recent colony, not yet four years old, founded upon temperance principles, with a perpetual proviso against the liquor traffic, is Greeley. Colorado. Like Vineland, it has a miscellaneous population, about 3,000, and is rapidly increasing in numbers. Efforts have from time to time been made to introduce the sale of alcoholic beverages, but with little success. Not long after the colony was founded, a fair was held, and the proceeds ($91) put into a fund for the poor. Two years and a half afterwards there still remained of this fund unappropriated and with no calls therefor, $84. Meanwhile, several churches, Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, and Episcopal, three schools, two banks, several extensive stores, two weekly journals and one monthly, and two literary societies, have been established, and are in a flourishing condition. N. C. Meeker. Esq., of the Greeley Tribune, projector (. the colony, writes, Sept., 1873: "No liquor is sold in the town nor on the colony domain. A rum-shop was started the first year, and it was burned down in broad daylight. A few months ago one was opened five miles from town, and one night all the liquor was destroyed."

Prohibition in Greeley also, as in Vineland, is, so far, a decided access.