Masonry at the edge of town
A green belt surrounds the City of Boulder, Colorado. Planners have acquired natural and rural property including in 1978 the Viele-VanVleet Farm, an original homestead. The Viele family crossed the prairie in covered wagon in 1865. Starting in 1884 they assembled a compound of frame house, fences and barns built with field stones collected from their property.
They raised cattle for beef and dairy, supplying butter to South Boulder. The beautiful masonry structures survive and the buildings and land continue to be leased to working ranchers.
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Homestead Origins: Albert Viele