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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

Delicious food at Tea on the Avery House Lawn in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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By On May 19, 2017

Despite our mid-Spring snowfall, Summer events are right around the corner. Tea on the Avery House Lawn is happening on June 3rd. Experience a traditional tea on the lush grounds of the… Read More

The Jane and James Ross proving up house as it looked in 2005 when it stood on a temporary location near Timberline Road. (Photo from the Fort Collins Historical Preservation Department.)
Agricultural History

The James Ross Proving-Up House

By On May 13, 2017

In 1887, a young Scottish fellow by the name of James Ross got the opportunity to travel to America. He had been asked to care for a shipment of Percheron horses that… Read More

The Fort Collins Municipal Building at 300 Laporte Avenue.
Architecture & Neighborhoods

A New City Hall

By On April 29, 2017

After World War II, Fort Collins experienced a population boom. Suburban style developments started popping up on the fringes of town… along West Mulberry, around Stover and Elizabeth, and some were even… Read More

The FoCo Cafe is located in the old Continental Oil building on Maple Street in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Architecture & Neighborhoods

The Continental Oil Company Property – 225 Maple Street

By On April 20, 2017

If you’ve ever eaten at the FoCo Cafe, then you’ve been inside of the old local office/warehouse building of the Continental Oil Company. This unassuming building is not only home to one of… Read More

Easter Hatch image from the April 2, 1920 Loveland Reporter.
NoCo Holidays

Easter Advertisements

By On April 15, 2017

Happy Easter! I love flipping back through old newspapers and looking at the advertisements. Holiday ads often feel both familiar and somewhat foreign at the same time. Note the text at left… Read More

Spring on the Farm - May 6th at the Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum between Wellington and Anhauser Busch in Northern Colorado.

Baby Animals, the Origins of Fort Collins, and the Results of Recent Time Travel
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By On April 3, 2017

Baby Animals at the Bee Family Farm – May 6th Spring on the Farm is a new family-friendly event being hosted by the Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum on May 6th from 10 am… Read More