has had many interesting people live here.
has had many interesting and diverse characters. Four of these people have
had schools named for them. These are Nathan Meeker, the founder
of Greeley, and Shawsheen, the Ute Princess, who was a heroine, Robert A. Cameron who was one of the founding fathers of Greeley, and
the Monfort family who had a huge impact on the beef industry and
Also learn about these people: Nathan Meeker's feisty daughter, Josephine was taken hostage by the Utes. Bessie Smith was Greeley's first female architect. She designed
several homes and commercial buildings in town. Some are still standing
of the most colorful characters from Greeley's history was Rattlesnake
Kate. Her life included several exciting adventures. The story of
how she earned her nickname is the most famous one. There was also W.D. Farr who was important to water and the cattle industry. Dr. Ella Mead was one of the early woman doctors. She also owned one of the first cars in Greeley. Elbridge Gerry was the first permanent white settler in Weld County. Learn how he saved Denver from a planned attack. Psyche Boyd was one of the first residents of Greeley. She lived in Greeley most of her life, and she owned her own photography shop. Fred P. Noffsinger was an inventor whose inventions helped farmers be more productive. J.M.B. Petrikin was an important man in the community.
of these people have stories to tell.
To learn more about Nathan Meeker, Shawsheen, Robert A. Cameron, Ken
Monfort, Bessie Smith, Rattlesnake Kate, W.D. Farr, Josephine Meeker, Psyche Boyd, Fred P. Noffsinger, J.M.B. Petrikin and Dr. Ella Mead click on the links below.