A century ago, in February 1919, the “war to end all wars” finally was over. Soldiers were on their way home from overseas, and even the deadly influenza pandemic had subsided.

Four of Boulder’s leading businessmen looked to the future and decided to form the Boulder Rotary Club. They wasted no time signing up charter members, drafting by-laws, and collecting dues.

A Camera reporter noted that the men got down to business with “society building and toleration and uplift.” There were important issues to discuss.

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