The Erie Pickle Factory

The Erie Pickle Factory

By Lew Holloway The town of Erie once had a pickle factory. Kuner-Empson Cannery of Longmont, Colorado, owns the Erie facility. It was on the south edge of town, next to Perry St., a former dirt street. Using the word factory is stretched. The facility only fermented...
Number Please

Number Please

By Lew Holloway Every town has a story. This story is about Erie, Colorado. I am not one of the first to write about the small village of the past. Erie has a rich history, which several excellent writers have documented. Some have published books, while others just...

Kiln Dried

By Lew Holloway This Story Took Place During the Summer of 1953 Erie had a Burlington Railroad switch track. It ran north and south from Anderson St. to Wells St. During the sugar beet season, it was used to store empty gondolas. The switch track was ideal most of the...
THE END OF AN ERA

THE END OF AN ERA

By Lew Holloway Many years ago, around 1945, my grandfather took me to watch the activity at the Morrison Mine, located east of Erie. The mine authorities were bringing up mules from the underground stables. The mules had been maintained underground throughout their...
Bill’s Horse Track

Bill’s Horse Track

By Lew Holloway When I was a boy, about 11 years old, I cut lawns for my summer job. I got .25¢ cents for cutting and trimming large lawns. I could water lawns for three hours every other day for .25¢ cents per week. The homeowners allowed me to use their lawnmowers...
The New Erie Fire Truck

The New Erie Fire Truck

by John A. Holley Jr. The town of Erie needed a new fire truck. It was just shortly after the close of WWII and all the servicemen and women were coming home. It didn’t take long for the military to realize that there was a lot of unused and unwanted wartime...