Garden City, Colorado

Garden City is literally about one-tenth square mile in size and is essentially embedded in the gap between the cities of Greeley and Evans. Part of the reason for the incorporation of the town was to escape the liquor laws of Greeley, a famously dry city back in those days. It took three tries to get the town legally incorporated and part of the process involved the woman who owned the land selling lots (and carrying the mortgages herself) for as little as $100 in order to get the 30 signatures of landowners she needed to file the paperwork. These days, more than half the population is composed of Latin American immigrants.