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PostSubject: Longmont Co.   Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:46 pm

Longmont, Colorado is the 13th largest city throughout Colorado. It is placed 31 miles northwest involving Denver. The name was produced from Longs Peak, which may be a mountain located in Colorado and mont with the French word meaning huge batch. Today, it is reported to be more of a residential as well as a very quiet area than what is important to find in most locale neighborhoods.

Longmont has an overall total area of 21. 8 pillow miles, and only. 05% from this land is covered by means of water. The city can be an exurb of Denver. Just by 2016, it is said that the city could be the endpoint for the FasTracks commuter train in Colorado.



In 06 of 2006, Longmont was named the All-America City through National Civic League. Money Magazine also graded it number 61 out of 100 of the highest quality places to live in the usa. Longmont is also a sister city of Chino, Okazaki, japan and Guzman, Mexico.

The city was set up in 1871 by a grouping of people from Chicago. This group had traveled and decided to look through new town in Colorado. Founded in 1871, portland was first known as the Chicago-Colorado Colony. Membership to enter town was required and various sold and purchased land to live in the the city. The town became the initial planned in Boulder State.

The town was amongst the firsts to use ditches as an easy way of irrigation. The ditches were which is used to bring water from the rivers into the fields of the farmers. The town抯 streets were created within the grid plan, and soon portland began to grow very rapidly. The town flourished agriculturally as well as the community grew even more when the Colorado Central Railroad ended up being built.

During the 1940s, portland became too populated and grew outside its limits. In 1941, across 2, 000 soldiers coming from Longmont served in WWII. Along with the imprisonment of Japanese-Americans, numerous came to Longmont to the office in the sugar beet area.

In 1950, the projected population of Longmont appeared to be around 8, 000 most people. This was while this economy still solely counted on agriculture. However, really important changes soon came.

On the 1960s, the government built an air traffic command station. Afterwards, IBM created a facility right not in the town. Between 1960 and also 1970, the population of Longmont doubled. With the economy according to agriculture ending in the early 1970s, Longmont抯 economy became based on many of the technology and businesses this were coming to be noted. In 2000, the citizenry of Longmont was on 71, 093 people.
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