Forgotten Fort Collins
Forgotten Fort Collins is now Northern Colorado History.

Forgotten Fort Collins is now Northern Colorado History

By On November 11, 2017

Forgotten Fort Collins was created as the history component of the Scoop Blog Network, which later became Experience Fort Collins. With the network shutting down, Meg decided to save the site, but… Read More

Exhibits 1 and 2 (brother and sister). Photo at left is from the August 22, 1975 Coloradoan and photo at right is from Miss Shepardson's funeral program.
Front Range Notables

Charles and Margaret Shepardson

By On September 18, 2017

Reminiscing about Lincoln Junior High on the school’s 95th anniversary brought to mind several well known teachers that may have passed on, but they are clearly not forgotten. In reflecting upon the… Read More

Aerial photo of Lincoln Junior High around 1974, just before it was remade into the Lincoln Center.  The Mulberry pool (seen to the left of the school)
 was newly built. (Photo from the Fort Collins Archive - #H25122.)
Schools K-12

Happy 95th Birthday, Lincoln Middle School!

By On September 5, 2017

On Saturday, September 2, 1922, Fort Collins residents opened their newspapers to find an announcement from Albert H. Dunn, the superintendent of schools, on the front page. After several years of talking about it,… Read More

Pioneer Living Day at the Bee Family Farm - 2017

Talk on Red Feather, Historic Homes Tour & Pioneer Living Day | Sponsor News

By On August 31, 2017

All three of Forgotten Fort Collins’ sponsors have events happening in September! The Fort Collins Historical Society opens the month with a talk on the history of Red Feather Lakes. The 33rd… Read More

This photo of three wrestlers is from the CSU Archive. UHPC_2639.
Agricultural College / A&M / CSU

Old Timey Photoshop – Editing images back in the day

By On August 25, 2017

Sometimes I come across a photo in the archives that just cracks me up. This photo of three Colorado Agricultural College wrestlers is one such example. (CSU was called the Colorado Agricultural College… Read More

Historian’s Toolbox

In search of the Day or Paine family

By On July 30, 2017

I’ve recently been given some photos that were all taken around the 1920s and 30s. There are a few last names mentioned on the photos including Day, Paine, Wolfe, Massey, Stafford and… Read More

The art gallery at the Colorado Chautauqua in Boulder. (Photo from the Denver Public Library - X11717.)
History on the Road

Chautauqua — the original TED Talk

By On July 22, 2017

Chautauqua is “the most American thing in America.”– Theodore Roosevelt “He who does not know Chautauqua does not know America.”  — Frank Bohn I’ll just come right out and admit it. Until… Read More

From the book the first hundred years -- greeley, colorado.
Front Range Notables

Horace Greeley – Man with a Neckbeard

By On July 6, 2017

I’ve been traveling to Greeley quite a bit this summer. Every time I pass through, I marvel at the variety and styles of architecture, the diversity of people, and the length of time… Read More

This entry in the Fort Collins History Connections lists the house as being at 408 W. Magnolia which is basically the same place as 331 S. Meldrum, it's just looking at the house from around the corner. (#	H01851)
Guest Post

Then & Then & Now: 331 S. Meldrum

By On June 28, 2017

Fort Collins is an ever evolving city. In the middle of the twentieth century, as Fort Collins experienced a tremendous growth spurt, downtown expanded into what had previously been residential areas.  The following… Read More

This classic postcard greets you as you enter the FC150 exhibit at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.
Agricultural College / A&M / CSU

Wish You Were Here – a postcard book by Cheryl Miller

By On June 18, 2017

In 2006, Cheryl Miller, in the CSU Department of Animal Sciences, compiled a book of old Fort Collins and CSU post cards as well as text from old newspapers. A friend of mine,… Read More

Crane Diana Lavatory 1950 Ad. Plumbing Fixtures. Stock Number: 08408. Vitreous China. Choice of White or Eight Crane Colors.
Renovations & Razes

Potty Talk from Sheely Drive

By On May 23, 2017

The crazy thing about history is that it covers everything. If it happened prior to “now,” then it’s history. So the whole spectrum of activities that humans engage in, from the greatest… Read More