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Seven Principles of Greeley, Colorado

The people who came to Greeley agreed on seven values for living.
They agreed that everyone should embrace these values: Irrigation, Agriculture, Education, Faith, Temperence, Family and Home.

Families would farm using irrigation.
At the time, farming using irrigation was new. The people would have to work hard and learn a lot to farm in this way.

Families would have farms or small gardens.
The people who founded Greeley believed that agriculture was important. They believed that is was good work for a man and his family to do.

The people who came to Greeley thought schools were important.
They built schools early and also built a college because education was important to them.

They also thought it was important for families to go to church.
Churches were built early and there was even prize money offered to the first church to be built. There were so many churches in town that outsiders called the people in Greeley, the Greeley Saints.

The founders did not want anyone to live in town that drank alcohol.
This made Greeley one of three towns which were based on temperence. This is also another reason that Greeley citizens earned the nickname the Greeley Saints.

Families were important to the founders of Greeley.
Many of the first settlers came with their wives and children.

The new settlers were encouraged to build homes early.
Greeley wanted to have a community of homes with gardens.

The seven principles of Greeley helped make the town what it is today.

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Created on May 28, 2012 Updated on July 13, 2012

 

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