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

Wolfer's Market - December 1930. (CSU Digital Archive #UHPCS05K204220)
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Christmas Shopping in 1930 — Plus a Shoutout to Sponsors

By On December 20, 2016

Back in 1930 there was no online shopping at Christmas time. There was no mall and no chain stores surrounded by massive parking lots. Instead there were homemade gifts, mail-order catalogs like Sears-Roebuck,… Read More

History in the News

Christmas Ads from 1916 and 1922

By On December 22, 2015

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat. These ads are from newspapers in Fort Collins’ past.  I’ve flipped through a couple of old newspapers, clipping out old Christmas ads from December 22,… Read More

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Happy Thanksgiving, Fort Collins of 1908!

By On November 24, 2015

It’s always a blast looking back through old newspapers. Today I thought we’d jump back to November 18, 1908’s Fort Collins Weekly Courier. I’m going to focus on the ads because the… Read More

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Christmas is over, but the Christmas Ball was a decided success – December 28, 1878

By On December 26, 2014

The newspapers in the late 1800s often had national and international news on the front page along with occasional poems, stories, and advertisements. But further into the paper there were columns containing… Read More

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Christmas at a Homesteader’s Shack

By On December 23, 2014

Last week I wrote about native son, Hugo Evon Frey. Today I bring to you one of his stories. I don’t know whether or not the story is true. Where facts don’t… Read More

This clipping is from the November 19, 1937 paper.
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Thanksgiving Day in Early Fort Collins

By On November 25, 2014

In the 1800s, the Thanksgiving holiday in Fort Collins always began with a dance party. Though various people or groups would host the dance from year to year, and though it was… Read More