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About This City

Many people came from the east to settle in western Weld County and eastern Larimer County. Many of the establishments settled are Towns that the two counties govern today. Milliken was one of the many sites settled at this time. It began as a trading post in the 1860s and in 1905 was recognized as the Hillsboro community. This trading post was established as a result of visionary investors who wanted to take the Denver, Laramie and Northwestern Railroad, the Denver Laramie Realty Company, and the Northwestern Land and Iron Company and develop a railroad line from Denver, Colorado to Seattle, Washington. Several Towns and stations from Denver along the Platte River were utilized as trade centers for agricultural products grown in the area. The railroad served as a transportation commodity on a line that traveled through Hillsboro and stopped with a small extension to Greeley. The railroad and investors' visions of transpiring economies as a result of their creation failed.

By 1908, Hillsboro was beginning to be overlooked by another Town creation, Milliken. Named in honor of Judge John David Milliken, the President of the Northwestern Land and Iron Company and General Counsel of a legal department that oversaw three companies involved in the railroad line, the Town was slowly recognized. On October 1, 1910, the Town annexed Hillsboro and was recognized by the State of Colorado as the Town of Milliken. Hillsboro currently lies on the southwestern corner of the present Town.

The Town struggled to get started. There was a high expectation with population and industrious growth, which immediately concerned citizens. 1911 brought local residents to voice their opinion on the matter after visiting Denver and Chicago and expecting a similar comparison. Fires erupted that decade, which impacted and destroyed homes, manufacturing, and commercial buildings, which were viable to the young Town's birth and growth in decades to come. In 1917, the Denver, Laramie, and Northwestern Railroad was abandoned and dismantled as a result of legal and financial difficulties. The founding of this railroad ultimately was one of Milliken's expressed failures. Railroads and agriculture continued to be the primary foundations of the Town in the 1920s. Milliken was known for growing sugar beets, potatoes, corn, and wheat and exporting goods with the railroad. Cattle feeding too was popular, and therefore, both cattle and sugar beets were among the largest exported items during the late 1920s and 1930s.

During the Great Depression, Milliken was still heavily dependent on the railroad for all commodities. At this time it was largely remembered for bringing in coal and the mail. Mail would be delivered to the Town's depot twice-a-day for citizens to get the most efficient communication possible. The face of Milliken described that of the entire country and world, it was miserable. In fact, the only thing that was progressively working for the Town were Sugar Factories that were shared with the neighboring Johnstown. Citizens were attempting to sell and trade everything they had in order to survive. Some recall the Jewish men in the streets of Milliken, commonly referred to as the "Sheeneys" Children were afraid of these people, but they would trade blankets, food, and other goods with others in order to survive. In essence it was the homeless trading with the homeless in order for people and their families to live the most efficient lives possible. Books, gasoline, and food were all commonly rationed among many hands for survival. During the Second World War, Milliken, like other communities was trying to recover from the miserable times the prior decade had to offer. Men were at war, and women were pressured into fulfilling jobs and maintaining a sustainable economy, while their husbands and sons were away fighting for the country. Women of this time can recollect handling rural mail, running grocery stores, and doing door-by-door sales to their neighbors.

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The Hubble Ultra-Deep Field (HUDF) is an image of a small region of space in the constellation Fornax, containing an estimated 10,000 galaxies. It is composited from Hubble Space Telescope data accumulated over a period from September 24, 2003, through to January 16, 2004. Looking back approximately 13 billion years (between 400 and 800 million years after the Big Bang) it has been used to search for galaxies that existed at that time. The HUDF image was taken in a section of the sky with a low density of bright stars in the near-field, allowing much better viewing of dimmer, more distant objects. In August and September 2009, the Hubble's Deep Field was expanded using the infrared channel of the recently attached Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3). When combined with existing HUDF data, astronomers were able to identify a new list of potentially very distant galaxies.

Located southwest of Orion in the southern-hemisphere constellation Fornax, the rectangular image is 2.4 arcminutes to an edge, or 3.4 arcminutes diagonally. This is approximately one tenth of the angular diameter of a full moon viewed from Earth (which is less than 34 arcminutes), smaller than a 1 mm by 1 mm square of paper held at 1 meter away, and equal to roughly one thirteen-millionth of the total area of the sky. The image is oriented so that the upper left corner points toward north (−46.4°) on the celestial sphere.

On September 25, 2012, NASA released a further refined version of the Ultra-Deep Field dubbed the eXtreme Deep Field (XDF). The XDF reveals galaxies that span back 13.2 billion years in time, revealing a galaxy theorized to be formed only 450 million years after the big bang event.On June 3, 2014, NASA released the Hubble Ultra-Deep Field image composed of, for the first time, the full range of ultraviolet to near-infraredlight.

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