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Local History

Celebrating Lincoln In Fort Collins

It’s Presidents Day! Another chance to explore the homage paid to American presidents in Fort Collins. I covered Washington’s presence last year, so this year it’s Lincoln’s turn. President Lincoln was well represented in Fort Collins’ city streets in the early days. North of Mountain Avenue was Lincoln Street, south of Mountain Avenue was Lincoln … Continue reading »

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Celebrating Washington In Fort Collins

Several presidents are memorialized in Fort Collins. The two most prominent are Washington and Lincoln. Since this is the first Presidents’ Day in which I’ve had the North of Prospect blog, I thought I’d start with Washington and focus on Lincoln and the rest of the bunch some future Presidents’ Day. In 1894, a civil … Continue reading »

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It’s Too Late Baby

After many meetings and discussions, much research and a fair bit of community advocacy, it looks like the house on Whitcomb is still going to be torn down and replaced with something at least twice its size. But I get ahead of myself here. Let me back up. Back in April, I heard about a … Continue reading »

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“Old Town,” the Birthplace of Fort Colllins

A flyer came in the mail last week from a local real estate agent. Her focus is on the Old Town area of Fort Collins and she included a map on her brochure letting you know exactly what that means. That map really intrigued me. It included areas that I don’t generally think of as … Continue reading »

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