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Previous Names of the Cache la Poudre River

Previous Names of the Cache la Poudre River

By Sue Abbott Schneider I have often wondered what the Poudre River was called before it was called the Cache la Poudre River.  We know that when Major Stephen Long led an expedition in 1820, he referred to the river as Pateros Creek.  However, it was also called...

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Columbine Lodge/Riverside Colorado

Columbine Lodge/Riverside Colorado

By Sue Abbott Schneider with a lot of help from Jan Gueswel It was recently announced that the resort previously known as Columbine Lodge will soon become Riverside Colorado.  I’m sure we’ve all noticed the work being done on the site, and I for one wondered what was...

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Candidates’ Thoughts on Historic Preservation

Candidates’ Thoughts on Historic Preservation

Elections are coming up soon, and we were wondering where our local candidates stand regarding historic preservation. So we sent all of the mayoral and city council candidates in both Fort Collins and Loveland the same three questions. You can jump to the section for...

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ChatGPT Advocates for Historic Preservation

ChatGPT Advocates for Historic Preservation

I [Meg] was looking for an article on the importance of advocacy for Historic Preservation. I did a Google search and got a bunch of returns about advocating for a specific site or place, which wasn't what I was looking for. I thought that maybe the new Bing AI could...

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The Modernist Poudre Valley National Bank

The Modernist Poudre Valley National Bank

Fort Collins is well known for its historic downtown commercial district and beautiful nineteenth-century residences, but our city is also home to sleek, modernist-style buildings that tell an important part of our city’s more recent past. At the corner of South...

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2019-2021 In Review

2019-2021 In Review

After several wonderful tours in 2019, member events were temperarily put on hold as we all learned how to use Zoom and other online meeting applications. Once we got the hang of connecting virtually, member events started back up again. But even while member events...

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Brief History of Health Care in Fort Collins

Brief History of Health Care in Fort Collins

In 1877 the Colorado State Board of Health was established by Colorado’s first General Assembly.  The board was charged with the control of epidemics and contagious disease, the collection and study of vital statistics as a means of determining the causes of illness...

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Ghost Signs Remain in Many A Colorado Town

Ghost Signs Remain in Many A Colorado Town

One of the many things attracting the attention of residents and visitors alike are the ghost signs adorning the historic downtowns in Colorado, Loveland included.  These signs, from the 1890s to the 1960s, can be even more ghostly when you attempt to uncover the...

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Gooch-e in Loveland

Gooch-e in Loveland

The Hidden Advantage to having historical surveys is the wealth of information readily available for all to see. Here is a quick summary of the history of 120 and 122 East 4th Street, as taken from the Downtown Loveland Historic District nomination form, written by...

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Forest Fires and the Poudre Canyon

Forest Fires and the Poudre Canyon

In Norman Fry’s autobiography Cache La Poudre: The river: as seen from 1889 (published in 1954), he recounted the “Forest Fire of 1893.” In June of that year, one of the “driest summers," a fire began in the upper country between Bennett Creek and the Little South of...

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