Berthoud Hose Company No. 1.

The town’s first fire-fighting team was known as Berthoud Hose Company No. 1. It was organized in May 1888 when Justice of the Peace Ed Willis presided over a meeting […]

Berthoud Feed Supply @ 603 3rd St.

The Berthoud Feed Store at 603 3rd Street is located in a classic building constructed in 1947 for use as by the Farmers Grain & Bean Association. That company operated […]

1901 Map of the Big Thompson

In 1901 the United States Department of Agriculture published a yearbook that contained a map of the “Reservoirs under the Big Thompson River and Tributaries.” Since the Little Thompson River […]

The H.P. Beckel House at 748 8th Street

The H.P. Beckel House at 748 8th Street is the dwelling where Henry Beckel was living when he passed away in September 1958. Beckel was one of many German Russians […]

Early Baseball

Baseball was the first organized sport to be played in Berthoud. In May 1883 when the town was still located at its original site on the Little Thompson river bottom, […]

Vollmert Place

Earthwork is underway on the old Vollmert Place to prepare the farm for a residential subdivision. Located southeast of the intersection of Larimer County Road 17 and Spartan Avenue, this […]

May Day

For decades May Day was celebrated in Berthoud’s town and country schools. Since several local country school teachers had attended the “town school” when the holiday was celebrated there in […]

Benson Quarry

Alfred Benson’s rock quarry was covered by the waters of Carter Lake reservoir in the 1950s. The quarry was located on the west shore of the lake where its outline […]

Lovejoy Bros. Elevator

The Lovejoy Bros. Elevator at the intersection of 3rd Street and Massachusetts Avenue in Berthoud was built in 1919. In May of that year the Berthoud Bulletin reported, “The old […]

Ms. Ivy Stockwell

Ivy Stockwell was a teacher in Berthoud’s schools longer than anyone before her. She was a graduate of Berthoud High School (Class of 1912) who later taught at the Whipple […]