A.F. Ray, Garden City Founder
It was the mid 1930’s when prohibition ended. In June 1935, Greeley voters, by a majority of 356 votes, voted in the local option election to make Greeley “dry” and prohibit the sale, manufacture for sale, transportation for sale or possession for sale of liquor in the city limits of Greeley. Two Greeley liquor stores were ordered closed by the Chief of Police the morning following the election.
Shortly after this local option election, there was talk in Greeley Tribune
articles of a “Wet Town” incoporating on Greeley’s southern edge… more
Garden City is located at the crossroads of US Highways 85 and 34. It is a small yet diverse community of approximately 120 residences and 64 businesses.