"Pleasant memories from a long time ago" Top 5 Page for this destination Greeley by RickinDutch

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Home of UNC and The Greeley Stampede

My first trip to Greeley was for a cross country meet while going to college in Colorado Springs. With a very high ratio of women to men (2:1), the smell of cow dung was a small price to pay. Me and a buddy would make the 2 hour drive north often over the next year.

The University of Northern Colorado was famous for it agricultural school and the main reason the ratio was so skewed. It was a long time ago, but I do remember the tree lined streets and the mountains off in the distance. It always seemed warmer than C Springs even tho it was at a higher altitude.

  • Last visit to Greeley: Dec 1974
  • Intro Updated Mar 9, 2007
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  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2007 at 1:53 PM

    That is a great shot of one high-jumping horse and 'rider'!! Ah yes, the good old days of youth - I think I still remember them. Maybe the rodeos are all synched, since the Calgary Stampede is not long after this one?

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2007 at 9:20 PM

    Rick, that is really neat! I am trying to recall hearing about the Greeley Stampede, but somehow I can't! But yes, it was VERY rural there..... ;-)


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