Forgotten Fort Collins
430 N. Loomis
Then and Now

Then & Now: 430 N. Loomis

By On July 1, 2016

In 1915, a photographer by the name of Lewis Wickes Hine passed through Fort Collins and took several photographs during his stay. He was primarily documenting stories of child labor. (His photographs… Read More

Library of Congress photo taken by Lewis Wickes Hine in 1915 near Fort Collins, Colorado.
Book Reviews

Second Hoeing (A Book Review)

By On June 29, 2016

When Upton Sinclair published his book, The Jungle, in 1906, it sent shock waves across the country. The working conditions of immigrants in the meatpacking industry of Chicago not only injured the… Read More

A house in Old Town.

Tag Pics of your Favorite Historic Places with #FoCoCreate

By On June 27, 2016

At the State of the City address back in February, a hashtag was introduced by City staff and people were encouraged to use it for tagging photos of things that make Fort Collins… Read More

Cultural Character

The Buffalo Soldiers

By On June 21, 2016

On June 18th, the Buffalo Soldiers of the American West came to Soapstone Prairie to lead a horseback ride through the region’s amber waves of grain. But first, Fred Applewhite, the first officer,… Read More

Central City Stars - a team in the Colorado Vintage Base Ball Association.

Sponsored Post: Non-Profit Partners hosting Vintage Baseball & Class for Realtors

By On June 12, 2016

There are two great events coming up this month that are worth spreading the word about — a Vintage Baseball Game at the Bee Family Farm and a Class for Realtors that… Read More

Photos from George Washington's Mount Vernon.
History on the Road

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

By On June 9, 2016

Although this is a local history blog, it’s fair to occasionally expand our view to include the stories of our nation’s past. Even when events happened in times or places far removed from our… Read More

The front of a "Colorado and Asthma" pamphlet.
Frontier Faces

A Healthy Place to Live

By On June 5, 2016

People move to Fort Collins for all sorts of reasons. But back in the 1800s, it was very common for people to travel west for their health. Asthmatics, consumptives, and others were… Read More

The Masonic Temple on Oak Street in Fort Collins, Colorado. (photo by Meg Dunn)
Architecture & Neighborhoods

A Tour of the Masonic Temple in Fort Collins

By On May 24, 2016

On the southeast corner of Oak and Howes Streets stands a grand old building — the Masonic Temple. While the lattice windows and the pocked, cream colored brick are distinctive, it’s the central portico… Read More

Tractors at the Bee Family Centennial Farm
Agricultural History

Help Me Welcome the Bee Family Centennial Farm as a FFC Partner/Sponsor!

By On May 20, 2016

I’m excited to announce that the Bee Family Centennial Farm has come on board as a nonprofit partner with Forgotten Fort Collins! The Bees are one of the oldest farming families in the Fort… Read More

1433 S Overland Trail 2015
Architecture & Neighborhoods

The Paul Maxwell Rock House

By On May 17, 2016

Have you ever traveled down South Overland Trail Road and wondered about the little stone house on the west side of the street that’s peeking out from behind the trees?  Today’s article is all about… Read More

This post card was found on eBay.
Architecture & Neighborhoods

Linden Street… Before the Square Was There

By On May 13, 2016

Summer is almost upon us and one of the things I look forward to most is heading downtown to enjoy the music, art, sculptures, and other entertainment on display in and around… Read More