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Ken Pratt History

Who is Ken Pratt and why did Longmont name Highway 119 after him? There are thousands of Longmont residents who remember driving along Florida Avenue up until the late 1990s when Colorado Highway 119 was renamed Ken Pratt Boulevard…

#TBT Longmont Fire History

An integral part of Longmont's history is the development and growth of the early fire company into the modern fire department of present day. The first settlers arrived to Longmont in 1871 and their primary concern was the need to build…

Are you COLO-READY?

With a little preparation, a spirit of adventure, and a soft spot for nature and the past, you’ll be on the trail to exploring Colorado like a local. Leave No Trace: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: ■ Our state and federal agencies manage 42…

Visit Longmont Seeking Volunteers

Are you LOCO for Longmont? If you would like to help people discover all that Longmont and the surrounding area have to offer, Visit Longmont wants to talk with you. We are always looking for volunteers who can commit to a couple of hours…

Vance Brand History

Vance Brand was born in Longmont, Colorado on May 9, 1931. His grandparents Frank and Alma Brand moved to Boulder County in the late 1890s. After working as a stage coach driver in Boulder, Frank bought a farm in Hygiene, Colorado.…

#TBT Mrs. Harvey’s Baking Company

Blanche Cunningham (Mrs. Harvey) was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Vincent and Marie Bohadlo. After graduating from 8th grade, Blanche held several jobs before working for the Continental Baking Company in Chicago. It was there, during…

Heil Valley Ranch

With beautiful valleys, picturesque vistas, and forest meadows that seem to cling to the sky, Heil Valley Ranch offers a day’s adventure in the foothills. The 6,231 acres of Heil Valley Ranch are home to over 50 species of mammals…

Old Town Outfitters

Old Town Outfitters is here to help you get the most out of where we live, visit and play ranging from information on local hikes, local bike rides, local farm adventures or the clothing/gear to do it all in! Contact Information: 501…

Longmont History: The Callahan House

One of Longmont's historic properties, The Callahan House, hosts special events, including tours of the home, throughout the year and is a great place to host an event. We explore the history of the home located at 312 Terry Street. The…

The History Buff Itinerary

History Buff (Two-Day) Itinerary Before embarking on a tour of Longmont, learn more about the history of our City here. DAY ONE Start your journey back in time at Aime’s Love Bakery. This gluten-free bakery offers pastries, muffins,…

A Haunted History: The Imperial Hotel

Come with us as we explore the Imperial Hotel located in historic, downtown Longmont. Is it haunted? Decide for yourself and continue to read…if you dare. George Zweck, a Prussian immigrant, began to build a hotel in downtown Longmont in…

A Haunted History: The Ed Jones Building

Come with us as we explore the haunted happenings inside the City of Longmont’s Ed Jones Building located in historic, downtown Longmont. Is it haunted? Decide for yourself and continue to read…if you dare. Built in 1897, the Ed Jones…

The Longmont Observer

The mission of The Longmont Observer is to consistently provide the only non-partisan, community-driven, locally focused news in Longmont, Colorado. The Longmont Observer 720-600-2977 www.longmontobserver.org

St. Vrain Historical Society

The St. Vrain Historical Society (SVHS) was incorporated as a nonprofit in 1967 after functioning for many years as a less formal group. The Society's activities are managed by a 15 member Board of Directors who meet monthly, and…

“Old” St. Stephen’s Church

Old St. Stephen's Church was built in 1881 as the first home for the congregation of St. Stephen's Episcopal parish. The congregation of 45 communicants held their first services in their new church on Palm Sunday in April 1882. The…