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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…

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.…

Trojan Movie House

Housed inside the Longmont Theatre, the new Trojan Movie House features a big screen inside a classic movie theatre. Movie premiers are classics like Miracle on 34th Street, Frankenstein, Casablanca and more. Visit here for more information…

#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…

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,…

History of Longmont

It all began in 1870 in the Windy City of Chicago when a group of prominent men decided to start a new community in Colorado. These men sold memberships to this new town called the Chicago-Colorado Colony, and by the summer of 1871, a small…