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Berthoud History

History

Early 1880a Berthoud Railroad, Berthoud ColoradoThe Berthoud area first attracted folks in the early 1860's following the Gold Rush. This small settlement grew after the Colorado Central Railroad laid tracks and depot stop. In the early 1880s the location of the depot and town  moved 1.6K north to its current location due to the difficult climb for trains from the river bottom.

Early tractor, Berthoud Colorado

 

Agriculture flourished and the town grew due to ample water being diverted to crops from the Big and Little Thompson Rivers and committed hard working folks. The town grew up around agriculture with a tight-knit community that provided resiliency and strength to its residents. Berthoud holds true to its roots with a connected community where good things grow.