There is an important personality with whom everything started, his name is Horace Greeley. He was an American newspaper editor, a founder of the Liberal Republican Party, a reformer, and a politician. His New York Tribune was America's most influential newspaper from the 1840s to the 1870s. Mr. Meeker, the manager of Horace Greeley was sent by Horace Greeley to establish a new settlement which was called the Union Colony. The plan was to lay down a foundation of a colony and to make rules like in a paradise. People should live without a sin. New people coming to Colorado where was just a prairie and the mountains were happy to find a place where to live.
I understand it. A nice idea. For me its not hard to understand what it means a paradise. I was born in Paradise, it calls Bohemian Paradise. So I know how does it feel to settle down in a paradise and how people could be keen on that idea. What a wonderful deal! The world was made in paradise and of idealism! A paradise means place without a sin! What blessings in disguise!
Well, there is an idealism about the paradise at the beginning; that had people who moved to the paradise in Union Colony.
Did they get to the alcohol? Just opposite of the Union Colony settled another sort of people, sort of rowdies. Rowdies laughed at them, they said they waste their life. They wanted to seduce people from the Union' s paradise to do a sin, well to drink the alcohol. These rowdies grounded their own paradise, called the Garden City and they organized the garden parties. Many dances and parties were held there. It flamed through the Colony. People from the paradise were envy and suffered by watching the garden's parties. Because there in Garden City people seemed to be luckier than the people of the Union Colony... They realized that they are not so happy as the rowdies look like. Well without a sin there is no happiness. So they used to go very often to the Garden City to drink. The Garden City was wild enough to suit everybody. But after a while they already realized they miss something more! It is a love... to make love with the women of the Colony! But in Colony' s paradise there was prohibited to do any sin... not even to make love there. What to do? Everybody suffered. They suffered again and again. The alcohol was not enough satisfying for them.
"If it goes up any further we will leave", they proclaimed.