Groundbreaking for first Colorado Farmers Union headquarters building, September 20, 1941
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Groundbreaking for the Colorado Farmers Union office building, 1941 September 20. Man breaking ground with a shovel; Jim Patton standing far right. Caption says 1934; but newspaper article shows the date as 1941.The programs of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) have supported the successful operation of family farms and ranches for over a century. The first Colorado local chapter of the Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America was created near Green Mountain Falls on May 17, 1907, followed that year by several additional Colorado local chapters. Organized in 1908 as the Colorado Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union (CFU), the association changed its name to the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union in 1942 to include members in neighboring states. This collection documents the efforts of ...