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The Preservation of the Virginia Dale Stage Station & Hurzeler House.

When: July 13, 10 am.
Where: 844 County Road 43F, Virginia Dale.


Join Historic Larimer County at 10 am at the Virginia Dale Stage Station on July 13th where Kenneth Jessen will regale us with a vivid account of the story of the Overland Stage Line. The tale includes the changing of the route, the construction and naming of the stage station, its oversight by the notorious Jack Slade (complete with a reenactment of Slade cutting the ears off of Jule Beni!!!) and the grassroots preservation efforts that have given this important building a new lease on life. 

We will also spend time touring the Hurzeler House, which also plays an important part in the story of the site and we’ll learn about upcoming preservation work that will take place.

The tour will be about an hour and a half long. Anyone that wants to is welcome to join up afterwards at The Forks for lunch together. 

This tour is free and open to the public. Bring a friend!

Upcoming Events

August: We’re hoping to host an Architecture of CSU tour, but we’re still working out the details. 

September: Hermit Park Tour. 

September 21: The Emma Malaby Grocery will be a part of the Poudre Landmarks Historic Homes 40th Anniversary tour. 

October 12, 11am – 1pm (tentatively): Stay tuned for more information on our Fall Members Picnic at the Roberts Ranch. We’ve been promised an opportunity to access a part of the ranch that’s not ever included on our other tours of the ranch. So this will be an exclusive opportunity to see the beauty and wonder of an infrequently visited part of the ranch. 

November 16, time TBD: Mexican-American History and Sites in Fort Collins. We’ll visit three sites in Fort Collins for this tour — the Museo de las Tres Colonias, Sugar Beet Park, and Holy Family Church.

December: Seventh Annual Holy Places for the Holidays tour. We’re hoping to put together a tour in Loveland. 

Historic Larimer County has been hosting tours and talks since the summer of 2017. If you would like to learn more about which places and topics have already been covered, check out our Past Events page. If you have a suggestion for a future tour or talk, or you just want more information about one of the tours or talks listed above, please get in touch with Sharon Danhauer, our events coordinator, through our Tours & Talks contact form.


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Fort Collins, CO 80522

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