MORGAN COUNTY
My name is Charlie Leininger, people call me Chach. I'm a sophomore at Downers Grove North High School in Illinois. I play no sports at this school, I have a Job working at a pizza place. I like to go out with my friends at night alot, I'm never home. Well, more about school, I'm in Mr. Graham's U.S. History class. In the summer Mr.Graham will be going on a trip. He is riding his biycicle from San Fanscico to Bostin. One of the counties he is going though is Morgan County and I ended up doing a report on Morgan County, Colorado.

Convenient Location

The City of Brush! is conveniently located on Interstate 76, 9 miles east of Fort Morgan, and approximately 80 miles away from Denver. Brush! also has its own 5,000 foot runway and is only 60 minutes away from Denver International Airport.

Our Greatest Resource: Pristine Water

Brush! has its own water wells, drawing from the Beaver Creek aquifer. We are one of the few cities in the state which has water so pure that chlorination is not required before it is put into the distribution system for consumption. The only thing added is fluoride to help prevent tooth decay. Additionally, the water is naturally softened by area sandhills.

Education

Brush! is home to 2 elementary schools (Thomson, grades K-1 and Beaver Valley, grades 2-5), middle school (Brush Middle School) and 1 High School (Brush High School). Brush! also has its own library, East Morgan County Library, and Morgan Community College is located just 8 miles west in Fort Morgan.

History

One of the cities in Morgan County is the City of Brush! was named in honor of Jared L. Brush, a Colorado cattle pioneer. Long before the town was founded, the site was a shipping point on the old Texas-Montana cattle trail, known as the Beaver Creek Station. Mr. Brush never actually lived in Brush!, but helped settle what is now known as Greeley, Colorado. He later served as Lieutenant Govenor of Colorado, lived in Greeley and visited "his town" often. He helped organize the first rodeo in Brush! on July 4, 1884, bringing a trainload of visitors from Denver to view the phenomenon.

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