Historic Larimer County has received permission to share a video on Norman Fry and his life in the Poudre Canyon. Here’s Sue Schneider, one of our board members, to introduce this 40-minute film.
Welcome to Norman Fry Country! Watching this video you will learn all about Norman Fry, who came to the upper Poudre Canyon in 1889 at the age of 17. I was lucky enough to grow up in the first place Norman Fry called home when he arrived in America. My family acquired the property, “Pinehurst” in 1893 when my great-great uncle, AW Scott purchased it in a tax sale. It has remained in our family ever since, and now the Abbott Family Trust of Pinehurst maintains the property and works to preserve a small bit of history.
I would Ike to thank Tim Mikkelsen, videographer, for his long hours filming and editing to make this video possible. I’d also like to thank my lifetime friend, Sandra Lundt, for getting me involved in preserving and presenting the history of the upper Poudre Canyon and for her help in putting this video together. Enjoy!
Very interesting, thank you, we use to have picnick’s in Pouder canyon of course I had my old bamboo fly rod, when I was a kid about 65 years ago.
Thanks Sue for this very important history of Pinehearst. I enjoyed the entire video.
Sue and Sandra
So glad your video appeared on Facebook
Having been on your tours, much of the information was familiar. Enjoyed added information and pictures.
WELL DONE!!! It is wonderful to hear and preserve history like this. I can’t wait to see the video- to really take the time and enjoy the history. THANK YOU for making it available, and sharing!!!
It was a pleasure viewing this part of history. Thank you for everyone’s work in preserving history in many forms.
Margaret Carpenter Fillmore
What a delightful video. Thank you for preserving history in various forms.
margaret carpenter fillmore (native)
What a wonderful Video. It is priceless to me personally. I am 86 years of age. I lived at Twin Pines from birth 22 November, 1934 until after first grade, when we moved to Fort Collins. My parents, Henry and Mary Saxen. I have such vivid memories of Twin Pines. My wife and I, with 3 children, have lived in Australia since 1961. It is the most precious home of my life. I love it.