Vintage Fort Collins Cookbook – 1896

Vintage Fort Collins Cookbook – 1896

Our Best Receipts A Cookbook Published by the Ladies of the First Baptist Church Fort Collins, Colorado 1896 Preface If a quarrel arises ‘twixt husband and wife, And clouds of debate lower, threatening strife. Instead of debating – though perhaps you would risk it – I...
Field Trips in Colorado

Field Trips in Colorado

Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours – Tours run every 20 to 30 minutes, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM, 7 days/week.  FREE. 2351 Busch Drive, Fort Collins (970) 490-4691. Antique Washing Machine Museum –  35901 WCR 31, Eaton 80615  (970) 454-1856 oldewash@aol.com Arvada Flour Mill...
Books About Fort Collins & the West

Books About Fort Collins & the West

A man learns by two things. One is reading. The other is association with smarter people. – Will Rogers Cemeteries in Colorado Brinks, Rose L.1988. Bingham Hill Cemetery: Laporte & Bellvue, Colorado, Don-Art Printers, CO, 88 pages. Brinks, Rose L....
A – Z Fort Collins Firsts

A – Z Fort Collins Firsts

“A” – On December 12, 1923 the huge “A” which stands on the foothills near Horsetooth Mountain was placed there by Colorado Agricultural College students. Agricultural Experiment Station – On March 2, 1887 an Agricultural Experiment Station was established...
Chronology of Early Women in Fort Collins

Chronology of Early Women in Fort Collins

At the fiftieth anniversary celebration of the founding of Fort Collins (August 21, 1914), Mrs. D. W. Taft spoke about the women in early Fort Collins. In her words, “As I recall, it seems to me they were women of resource and ability, equal to any emergency,...
Opera House

Opera House

A group of Fort Collins businessmen including Judge Jay Bouton and Franklin Avery began the project of building an opera house in Fort Collins in 1880.  The beautiful 3-story building, which was ahead of its time, opened in 1881 to Fannie Louise Buckingham in the...
Cigar Factories in Fort Collins

Cigar Factories in Fort Collins

“There are plenty of good five cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter. ” — Franklin P. Adams In January 1882 the Courier announced a new cigar business started by Carl Lauterbach opening in town. It was located in the Vandewark Block of...