A History: Greeley and the Union Colony of Colorado. David Boyd.

A History: Greeley and the Union Colony of Colorado.

1890. Greeley: The Greeley Tribune Press, 1890.

Tall 8vo, (i-v) vi-x, (1)-448 pp., 26 plates including five portraits and one facsimile. With errata following preface. Original blind-ruled blue cloth, gilt-lettered backstrip slightly faded. A few faint cover stains. Inscribed on front free endpaper: “Greeley. Dec. 25th 1892 / Presented by the author to Geo. W. Currier / With the regards of his / friend and as a token / of his appreciation of / valuable services rendered / during the recent political / campaign. / David Boyd.”

§ First edition. George W. Currier was a prominent early settler in Greeley and is mentioned at least twice in this book. Greeley, in Weld County, Colorado, was founded in 1870 by Nathan C. Meeker (1817-1879) and 442 members of the communal, nonsectarian Union Colony. Meeker was killed by Ute Indians in the White River Massacre in September 1879; his life and death, and every other aspect of Greeley, are described in great detail. Adams, Herd, 296. Not in Sabin. Item #105138

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