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Greeley and The Union Colony
US 34 348.5
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1890, by
RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED TO
MRS. ARVILLA D. MEEKER,
The faithful wife and devoted friend and companion of N. C. Meeker, the founder of our town and colony, and his survivor after the White River Indian Massacre, September 29th, 1879, when she and their daughter, Josephine, were taken captives by the Indians, and suffered extreme hardships and indignities for twenty-three days.
By The Author.
“I propose to unite with the proper persons in establishing a colony in Colorado Territory."
N. C. MEEKER in The New York Tribune.
"Mr. Nathan C. Meeker for many years connected with The Tribune, as he expects to be many more, proposes to plant a colony in an admirable location discovered by him on his recent trip to the Rocky Mountains. Knowing Mr. Meeker, (who is a practical farmer), to be eminently qualified for leading and founding such a colony, we advise temperate, moral, industrious and intelligent persons who would like to make homes in the Far West to read his letter herewith published, and should his plans suit them, write to him, not us, on the subject.” HORACE GREELEY, in same issue of The Tribune.
“Two classes of events are presented in our colony life, one class is connected with the affairs of individuals, which, even by those concerned, are quickly forgotten. It is doubtful if a history of these days, as affecting individuals, ever will or can be written-it is doubtful whether it would be of any benefit if it were written. Another class of events can be readily recorded—these relate to the progress and growth of the colony. Individuals may rise or fall, may live or die, property may be lost or gained, but the colony as a whole, will prosper, and the spot on which we labor, so long as the world stands, will be the center of intelligence and activity."-N. C. MEEKER in first issue of
The Greeley Tribune, November 13th, 1870.