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This photo of three wrestlers is from the CSU Archive. UHPC_2639.
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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

This classic postcard greets you as you enter the FC150 exhibit at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.
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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

Dr. Michael Charney in 1986 (Don Eddy granted Dean Schachterle permission to use this photo on July 27, 2016)
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Dr. Michael Charney and the Aftermath of the 1976 Big Thompson Flood

By On July 31, 2016

It was forty years ago today, July 31, 1976, that Northern Colorado’s most devastating flood took place. In this guest post, Dean R. Schachterle looks past the flood to the important recovery work that followed.… Read More

Close up view of the crowd around the flagpole.
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Victorian Era Photo of Event Around Flag on Campus

By On July 8, 2016

From 1901 to 1965, there was a 104 foot tall flagpole near Spruce Hall at Colorado State University. Of course, when the flagpole was first put up, the school was called the… Read More

The Jesse Harris spring at the Colorado Agricultural College. (photo from the CSU Archive #UHPC_584)
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The Jesse Harris Spring at CSU

By On April 1, 2016

While digging through photos at the CSU Archive for the article on Margaret House, I came across this shot of the Jesse Harris spring. (I’ve modified it slightly by zooming in on the… Read More

Miss House playing tennis at the Colorado Agricultural College in 1919. This photo is from the Colorado Statue University Archive. ID #: UHPC_1755
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A House that Played Tennis

By On March 29, 2016

As I dig through books, websites, and archives while doing research for the stories I write, I often come across the odd photo, tangential story, or even just a small detail that… Read More

CSU in 1965 - From the CSU Archive
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Then & Now: the land where the CSU stadium will stand

By On December 18, 2015

I hadn’t planned on doing a Then & Now post today, but Hap Hazard just keeps sending great shots my way. So today we’re going to take a look at the area… Read More

CSU 1958
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Then and Now: CSU in the late 50s and 60s.

By On December 11, 2015

The 1950s and 60s were a period of tremendous growth in Fort Collins. The city grew both up and out. This same pattern of growth is reflected in changes that took place… Read More

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Then & Now: the Plaza at Colorado State University in 1962

By On November 6, 2015

Every generation has grand schemes of how our built environment should look. Two notable local examples can be found on the Colorado State University campus in the Oval and the Plaza. The… Read More

Their joy was evident.
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Bringing the Bison Home

By On November 2, 2015

Click on slideshow above to see photos at a larger size and with subtitles.  History isn’t always pretty. Sometimes it’s utterly devastating. And where that’s been the case, there’s something wonderful — something that… Read More

Aggie Village, April 1962
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Then & Now: Aggie Village at CSU

By On October 23, 2015

Gordon Hazard recently made this aerial view of Aggie Village North, from the CSU Archives, available, and I’ve had a hard time taking my eyes off this photo. There is so much… Read More