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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

These students at Cache la Poudre school were waiting in line for soup.
Agricultural College / A&M / CSU

Then & Now: FCHS, Lincoln, Franklin and CSU – plus some bonus shots from Rockwood & CLP

By On August 21, 2015

I have a love hate relationship with trees. I didn’t use to. I used to just plain love them. But I didn’t used to put Then & Now photos together for posts… Read More

Benjamin Franklin School, built ...
Schools K-12

The earliest schools of
District #5 – Fort Collins

By On August 18, 2015

The first classroom in Fort Collins was located in Auntie Stone’s cabin in 1866. As the number of students grew, the school was moved to the commissary on the recently abandoned military fort. This makeshift classroom made… Read More

Some of the names were cut off when I copied this, but what I have is (starting from the upper left): Kari Keenan, Jamie Kenyon, Penny Kiesel, Robbie King, M___, Klausmeier, Ted Knox,  Steve Kresl, Ra__ Krueger, C__ Kunzie, __ Lafferty, __ Lemons, and G__ Lewis.
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Yearbook photos from FCHS in 1980

By On September 29, 2014

The following were taken from the 1980 Fort Collins High School yearbook. Recognize anyone?       Source: The Fort Collins High School yearbook from 1980, which I access through the Fort… Read More

Larry Maxwell, Mary Medellin, James Mein, and Marina Mendoza
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Senior Photos from the Poudre High School Class of 1965

By On September 26, 2014

Here are a few photos from the first graduating class of Poudre High School. I’ll have more school photos to come.             Source: All photos were taken… Read More