Smelter Town of Globeville, Colorado had rowdy history

This article first appeared in the  Broomfield Enterprise.

One largely forgotten name from the early days of the Denver-Boulder area is the town of Globeville. Today a Denver neighborhood located just north of the tangled intersection of I-70 and I-25 (the “mousetrap”), Globeville was once a thriving town in its own right — with a very rowdy history. Continue reading

A treasure trove of grange history

This article first appeared in the Broomfield Enterprise.

A dusty closet at Broomfield’s Crescent Grange building has yielded a treasure trove of local history. Grange member Sage Harmos was clearing out the closet when he came upon a box of original membership applications from the Grange’s earliest days – from 1898 up to the early 1930s. Around the size of a playing card, each application had been filled out by hand and signed by the applicant. Continue reading