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Maggie Dennis


Local History Events, August 29 – September 2, 2013

By On August 29, 2013

Labor Day weekend might lend itself to some local history events. But I think most organizations are taking the weekend off like the rest of us. So here are a few things… Read More

This photo of Dr. Beere (left, c. 1898) is the only won I've found. Colorado National Guard website,
Frontier Faces

History Comes Alive – Dr. Rose Kidd Beere

By On August 25, 2013

“Gifted with a keen intelligence and magnetic personality, and coming to have had a wide experience in the world of men. Dr. Beere was an unusual woman and had many brilliant qualities.”… Read More


Local History Events, August 23-25, 2013

By On August 22, 2013

I have a nice variety of local history events to share with you this weekend, and it looks like the planners the good sense not to schedule anything on Saturday during the… Read More

Quonset hut at Frank's Trout Pond (1971). Formerly, one of the married student housing units at Veteran's Village.
Architecture & Neighborhoods

Quonset Huts of Fort Collins

By On August 18, 2013

I keep a list of things I see in Fort Collins that I’m curious about. The row of Quonset huts on Jefferson Street has been on that list since I moved here… Read More


Local History Events, August 16-18, 2013

By On August 15, 2013

So, are you planning to go to Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest this weekend? Of course you are! So why am I writing this post? Well silly, because that’s what I do on… Read More


So, What is the Scoop Blog Network?

By On August 12, 2013

  It has been one year since the inception of The Scoop Blog Network. We’re now a full-blown online media company of 14 blogs covering a wide range of lifestyle topics in… Read More

J.C Beers Barn today.
Architecture & Neighborhoods

Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour

By On August 11, 2013

I like self-guided walking tours. Amenable to conversation, dog walking, and picture taking, the pace encourages you to slow down and take in your surroundings.  The Poudre Landmarks Foundation has created a… Read More


Local History Events, August 9-11, 2013

By On August 8, 2013

There are a couple of things to do this weekend and a lot to look forward to. As always, lots of variety—a little something for everyone. And it’s going to be pretty… Read More

Architecture & Neighborhoods

Germans from Russia’s Churches, and their Congregations Today

By On August 4, 2013

Right here on Whedbee Street where I live there is physical evidence of Fort Collins’ connection to Catherine the Great, Tsarina of Russia from 1762 to 1796. Don’t believe me? Just take… Read More


Farewell, but not Forgotten

By On August 3, 2013

Forgotten Fort Collins launched on September 2, 2012, and I made a commitment to try it for a year. It has been a lot of fun—I have learned so much about the… Read More


Local History Events, August 2-4, 2013

By On August 1, 2013

So far August is looking pretty sparse on local history events. Maybe this month is a time when things slow down because so many people go on vacation. Or maybe everyone is… Read More