UNION COLONY. In December 1869 Nathan C. Meeker, the agricultural editor of the New York Tribune, sought fellow temperance advocates to establish a cooperative community in Colorado that would adhere to their conception of high moral standards. The Union Colony, with 450 residents, settled in the Cache la Poudre Valley, north of Denver, and, in 1870, established the town of Greeley, named for Horace Greeley, the editor of the Tribune. In return for fees that varied from $50 to $200, members received farming land, access to the system of irrigation, and the right to buy lots in the colony town. The success of this semi cooperative venture stimulated similar undertakings. Greeley was incorporated as a city in 1885.
Willard, James F., ed. The Union Colony at Greeley, Colorado, 1869–1871. Boulder, Colo., 1918.
Colin B.Goodykoontz/a. r.
"Union Colony." Dictionary of American History. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 20, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/union-colony
"Union Colony." Dictionary of American History. . Retrieved November 20, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/union-colony
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.