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Greeley is a town in northern Colorado, approximately an hour north of Denver and an hour east of the Rocky Mountains. According to 2012 Census Bureau estimates, the population of Greeley is 98,000. Greeley is home to the University of Northern Colorado, with a student population of approximately 13,000. The most well-known event in the town is the annual Greeley Independence Stampede, which attracts an estimated 400,000 attendees every summer.

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  1. Greeley is home to the internationally acclaimed Greeley Independence Stampede, which dates back to the 1800s .
  2. James Michener, a famous besteller author, lived and taught at UNC and based his novel Centennial on his experiences in Greeley.
  3. Greeley was named after Horace Greeley, editor of the New-York Tribune, who came to Colorado in the 1859 Pike's Peak Gold Rush.
  4. Greeley was featured in the books Fast Food Nation and Chew on This by Eric Schlosser.

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