Museum of Northwest Colorado: Glory days for Bulldogs
Spring days are said to turn a young man’s fancies lightly to thoughts of love, but fall days are known to send a strong surge of hometown spirit coursing through almost everyone’s veins. This homecoming week has been another great week for the Moffat County Bulldogs, and no matter what the outcome of the games and sporting events, the community support for the young athletes and students has been at a full roar. Complete with dress-up days, pep rallies, a parade, the traditional bonfire and a plethora of sports events, the week has offered ample opportunity for Bulldog fans to proudly sport their school colors. Blue and white hair, blue and white clothing, blue and white flags and pompoms have been seen all over Craig, proof that the community stands solidly behind its school.
The Museum of Northwest Colorado has several photographs in its collection of previous homecoming festivities, though certainly not as many as it wants. The homecoming parade, though it has varied slightly in its route over the years, has usually started out near the present day Craig Middle School (formerly the Moffat County High School), and usually ends up towards the west end of Victory Way. It is always amazing to see how many various school groups, civic entities and businesses take part in the parade to show their school spirit.
The museum would love to build its collection of homecoming photographs from earlier years. If you have one that you would like to share, call the museum at 970-824-6360. Though the museum staff has been unable to pinpoint the exact year that saw the beginning of the homecoming tradition in Craig, they think it might have been in the 1950s. The museum is grateful to the many Craig Daily Press readers who take the time to respond to our stories, and help us document various aspects of our local history. Located in downtown Craig, the Museum of Northwest is open Monday through Saturday with free admission.