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Threatened: Loveland’s Great Western Sugar Depots

There are two small white, wooden buildings sitting vacant on Monroe Avenue and 10 Street in Loveland. Though they look a bit lost and forlorn, they continue to stand as a reminder of days gone by when the Loveland Great Western Sugar factory was at the heart of the...

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Sign installed in front of Montezuma Fuller House

Sign installed in front of Montezuma Fuller House

In 1890, Fort Collins architect Montezuma Fuller started designing a new house for his growing family. Construction began in 1894 and the house at 226 W. Magnolia St. was completed the following year. The house features elements of the Queen Anne style, with Eastlake...

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Historic Timnath

Historic Timnath

On Saturday, July 13th, about 40 people (including several kids) met up at the Swetsville Zoo. There our tour of historic Timnath began. Bill Swets, who grew up on the farm there, took us on a tour of the property beginning with an 1860s cabin and ending with a...

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The Bingham Hill Cemetery and Historic Bingham Farm

The Bingham Hill Cemetery and Historic Bingham Farm

On July 6th, Historic Larimer County hosted a two part tour. We started out at the Bingham Hill Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in Larimer County, where Judy Jackson shared the history of the cemetery itself as well as that of several people who have been buried there....

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The Graves Camp, a Larimer County Historical Treasure

The Graves Camp, a Larimer County Historical Treasure

On April 28th, Ron Sladek led a tour of the Graves Camp in the northeastern part of Soapstone Prairie Natural Area. He covered the history of the site from around 1830, when trappers frequently passed through, all the way up to the present day.

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Historic Loveland: Inside & Out

Historic Loveland: Inside & Out

On November 17th, Historic Larimer County hosted a tour of three historic buildings in Loveland's Downtown Historic District: the First National Bank building (now Desk Chair Workspace), the Lovelander Hotel (now residential housing), and the Rialto Theater. In...

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The Elkhorn Lodge in Estes Park

The Elkhorn Lodge in Estes Park

In the early 1870s, William James moved from New York to Colorado with his wife, Ella, and their three sons -- Homer, Charles and Howard. (Baby Ella came along later.) William settled into cattle ranching and in 1874 built a small hunting lodge in order to take...

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The Cabin Where It All Began

The Cabin Where It All Began

The story of Historic Larimer County began with a cabin that stood in the way of a new housing development. Here is a brief story of that cabin. Reprinted with permission from Northern Colorado History. In 1882, Henry and Caroline Franz, immigrants from Württemberg,...

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Threatened: Loveland’s Great Western Sugar Depots

Threatened: Loveland’s Great Western Sugar Depots

There are two small white, wooden buildings sitting vacant on Monroe Avenue and 10 Street in Loveland. Though they look a bit lost and forlorn, they continue to stand as a reminder of days gone by when the Loveland Great Western Sugar factory was at the heart of the...

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Historic Estes Park Tour

Historic Estes Park Tour

On October 23, 2017, Historic Larimer County members enjoyed a personalized tour of historic Estes Park including a visit to the historic Park Theater and the Birch Ruins. The tour was led by Derek Fortini, the director of the Estes Park Museum and one of Historic...

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The Historic Plains Hotel in Cheyenne, Wyoming

The Historic Plains Hotel in Cheyenne, Wyoming

On September 23rd, 2017, Historic Larimer County hosted a tour of The Plains Hotel in Cheyenne, Wyoming led by long time member and hotel owner, Astrid. The hotel opened with a grand gala in 1911. Everyone who was anyone in Cheyenne attended the event. The hotel has...

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Rebooted in 2017

Rebooted in 2017

Historic Larimer County began its life in 1988 as the Larimer County Historic Alliance. After lying dormant for a time, the organization was resurrected in February 2017 during a meeting of about twenty four individuals gathered at the Loveland Public Library. Though...

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