This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The writer of this saw the town of Greeley eighteen months after it was founded by N. C. Meeker, R. A. Cameron and Horace Greeley, and was favorably impressed with its prospective success. At the foot of the Rocky Mountains, in a rainless country, the founders looked to irrigation of the soil by mountain streams for its agricultural prosperity, just as the Plains of Lombardy had become a success in the old world. The little town has now passed its tenth year, and has become as great a success as the most sanguine could have dreamed. It now has two newspapers and a great variety of flourishing industries. It is in some sense agreat city. The Greeley (Col.) Tribune has recently issued a supplement, giving a concise and illustrated account of its progress.