Colorado Attractions August 22, 2022
The Charming Small Town In Colorado That Was Home To Glenn Miller Once Upon A Time
If you have ever watched a movie or listened to the radio, you have probably heard a ditty (or five) by the late great Glenn Miller, AKA the King of Swing. Born in 1904, Miller was one of the most famous trombonists, composers, and bandleaders of the Big Band era who – despite making it big – came from this small and charming Colorado town:
Welcome to Fort Morgan, the once hometown of Glenn Miller!
Established in 1865 as a way to protect emigrants and supplies moving along the Overland Trail, Fort Morgan (then Camp Wardwell) was platted just north of the original base and has since served as a military training camp and, currently, a diverse agriculture community.
When you visit today, you will find nearly 12,000 friendly residents, ample shopping and dining opportunities, and historic sites.
Despite being born in Iowa and frequently moving during his childhood, Glenn Miller considered the Eastern Plains community his hometown, as he played football for and graduated from Fort Morgan High School.
It was also during his time at Fort Morgan High when the multi-talented youth decided to pursue a career in music.
When you visit Fort Morgan, check out the charming downtown district, which is chock-full of original buildings plus one-of-a-kind stores, special events, and other surprises.
In addition to all of the above, Fort Morgan is also home to beautiful parks, museums, and a perfectly-manicured golf course.
Can you see why Glenn Miller loved Fort Morgan?
To learn more about Fort Morgan, its history, and all there is to see and do around town, please visit the City's official
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