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Milliken, Colo., is celebrating 100 years

Ella Marie Hayes Saratoga, Wyo.

Activities that youth participate in are shown in this float entered by the Thompson Rivers Parks and Recreation District. The Recreation District includes young folks from both Milliken and Johnstown communities.

Oct. 1, 2010, marks the 100th birthday for the incorporation of the town of Milliken, Colo., and the residents are celebrating the Centennial with a series of events.

The community originated along the new railroad of the Denver, Laramie, and Northwestern Railway Company (DL&NR) near the settlement of Hillsboro. On the above date, Milliken annexed Hillsboro (on the southwestern corner of the present town) and was recognized by the state of Colorado as the town of Milliken.

The Milliken train station, established in 1909, was located along the Dent-Fort Collins line about 43 miles north of Denver. The new town was named after Judge John D. Milliken, a pioneer lawyer for the railroad and “president of the subsidiary Northwestern Land and Iron Company.” The community was intended to be a hub of commerce and agriculture along the track between Denver and Wyoming.

The preceding information is found in “A Gazetteer and Historical Encyclopedia of the Town of Milliken, Colorado in Celebration of the Town’s 100th Birthday, 2010” published and distributed by the town of Milliken in honor of the observance. The publication contains a wide variety of historical pictures and topics, as well as a number of pioneer family histories. Readers interested in purchasing a copy should contact the town of Milliken at (970) 587-4331 or check the web site http://www.Town.Milliken.co.us.

Union Pacific Rail Day on June 26 was the Kick Off to 100 Days of Celebration events when UP’s legendary steam locomotive No. 844, based in Cheyenne, Wyo., traveled to Milliken to commemorate the town’s origin as a stop along a railroad line. Crowds gathered to view the train and a small group rode from Greeley to Milliken on the train.

The annual Beef and Bean Day celebration on Aug. 14 focused on 100th Anniversary activities including the Firemen’s Breakfast, the unveiling of the Centennial mural mounted on the Milliken Grain Elevator, a Parade, BBQ, Street Dance and Fireworks on Saturday. A Community Church Service in the Park, plus an Old Fashioned Baseball Tournament and Ice Cream Social were held on Sunday.

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On Saturday, Sept. 18, Milliken “Manny” Day featured the prehistoric Mammoth Fossils and artifacts found at the nearby Dent, Colo., site with an Open House and Mammoth Bone Display.

The final event of the 100-day celebration scheduled for Friday, Oct. 1, and Saturday, Oct. 2, will include a birthday cake, balloons, and dedication to the town of a 6-foot by 20-inch historic picture that has been restored.

The 100-day celebration is sponsored by the Milliken Centennial Committee, Milliken Historical Society, the town of Milliken, and a number of other businesses and organizations.

For more information on the upcoming events, please contact Caree Rinebarger at Milliken (970) 587-4331 or e-mail CRinebarger@Town.Milliken.co.us.

Oct. 1, 2010, marks the 100th birthday for the incorporation of the town of Milliken, Colo., and the residents are celebrating the Centennial with a series of events.

The community originated along the new railroad of the Denver, Laramie, and Northwestern Railway Company (DL&NR) near the settlement of Hillsboro. On the above date, Milliken annexed Hillsboro (on the southwestern corner of the present town) and was recognized by the state of Colorado as the town of Milliken.

The Milliken train station, established in 1909, was located along the Dent-Fort Collins line about 43 miles north of Denver. The new town was named after Judge John D. Milliken, a pioneer lawyer for the railroad and “president of the subsidiary Northwestern Land and Iron Company.” The community was intended to be a hub of commerce and agriculture along the track between Denver and Wyoming.

The preceding information is found in “A Gazetteer and Historical Encyclopedia of the Town of Milliken, Colorado in Celebration of the Town’s 100th Birthday, 2010” published and distributed by the town of Milliken in honor of the observance. The publication contains a wide variety of historical pictures and topics, as well as a number of pioneer family histories. Readers interested in purchasing a copy should contact the town of Milliken at (970) 587-4331 or check the web site http://www.Town.Milliken.co.us.

Union Pacific Rail Day on June 26 was the Kick Off to 100 Days of Celebration events when UP’s legendary steam locomotive No. 844, based in Cheyenne, Wyo., traveled to Milliken to commemorate the town’s origin as a stop along a railroad line. Crowds gathered to view the train and a small group rode from Greeley to Milliken on the train.

The annual Beef and Bean Day celebration on Aug. 14 focused on 100th Anniversary activities including the Firemen’s Breakfast, the unveiling of the Centennial mural mounted on the Milliken Grain Elevator, a Parade, BBQ, Street Dance and Fireworks on Saturday. A Community Church Service in the Park, plus an Old Fashioned Baseball Tournament and Ice Cream Social were held on Sunday.

On Saturday, Sept. 18, Milliken “Manny” Day featured the prehistoric Mammoth Fossils and artifacts found at the nearby Dent, Colo., site with an Open House and Mammoth Bone Display.

The final event of the 100-day celebration scheduled for Friday, Oct. 1, and Saturday, Oct. 2, will include a birthday cake, balloons, and dedication to the town of a 6-foot by 20-inch historic picture that has been restored.

The 100-day celebration is sponsored by the Milliken Centennial Committee, Milliken Historical Society, the town of Milliken, and a number of other businesses and organizations.

For more information on the upcoming events, please contact Caree Rinebarger at Milliken (970) 587-4331 or e-mail CRinebarger@Town.Milliken.co.us.

Oct. 1, 2010, marks the 100th birthday for the incorporation of the town of Milliken, Colo., and the residents are celebrating the Centennial with a series of events.

The community originated along the new railroad of the Denver, Laramie, and Northwestern Railway Company (DL&NR) near the settlement of Hillsboro. On the above date, Milliken annexed Hillsboro (on the southwestern corner of the present town) and was recognized by the state of Colorado as the town of Milliken.

The Milliken train station, established in 1909, was located along the Dent-Fort Collins line about 43 miles north of Denver. The new town was named after Judge John D. Milliken, a pioneer lawyer for the railroad and “president of the subsidiary Northwestern Land and Iron Company.” The community was intended to be a hub of commerce and agriculture along the track between Denver and Wyoming.

The preceding information is found in “A Gazetteer and Historical Encyclopedia of the Town of Milliken, Colorado in Celebration of the Town’s 100th Birthday, 2010” published and distributed by the town of Milliken in honor of the observance. The publication contains a wide variety of historical pictures and topics, as well as a number of pioneer family histories. Readers interested in purchasing a copy should contact the town of Milliken at (970) 587-4331 or check the web site http://www.Town.Milliken.co.us.

Union Pacific Rail Day on June 26 was the Kick Off to 100 Days of Celebration events when UP’s legendary steam locomotive No. 844, based in Cheyenne, Wyo., traveled to Milliken to commemorate the town’s origin as a stop along a railroad line. Crowds gathered to view the train and a small group rode from Greeley to Milliken on the train.

The annual Beef and Bean Day celebration on Aug. 14 focused on 100th Anniversary activities including the Firemen’s Breakfast, the unveiling of the Centennial mural mounted on the Milliken Grain Elevator, a Parade, BBQ, Street Dance and Fireworks on Saturday. A Community Church Service in the Park, plus an Old Fashioned Baseball Tournament and Ice Cream Social were held on Sunday.

On Saturday, Sept. 18, Milliken “Manny” Day featured the prehistoric Mammoth Fossils and artifacts found at the nearby Dent, Colo., site with an Open House and Mammoth Bone Display.

The final event of the 100-day celebration scheduled for Friday, Oct. 1, and Saturday, Oct. 2, will include a birthday cake, balloons, and dedication to the town of a 6-foot by 20-inch historic picture that has been restored.

The 100-day celebration is sponsored by the Milliken Centennial Committee, Milliken Historical Society, the town of Milliken, and a number of other businesses and organizations.

For more information on the upcoming events, please contact Caree Rinebarger at Milliken (970) 587-4331 or e-mail CRinebarger@Town.Milliken.co.us.