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View of the railroad bridge going across the Poudre River in the
flood of 1904
View of the railroad bridge going across the Poudre River in the flood of 1904

News Flashbacks

Various local events continue to spark the interest of Fort Collins residents and the worldwide community. Articles pertaining to these events will be featured in this section.

1850s

Recollections: Early Days at Chambers Lake

1860s

In Fort Collins 67 Years Ago
Fort Collins Express, June 12, 1933

Alfred A. Edwards Tells of Valley as It Was When He Came in 1869
Fort Collins Express, September 29, 1935

1870s

Fort Collins as it Appeared To a Stranger 40 Years Ago
Fort Collins Express, November 28, 1918, Thanksgiving Edition

What an Outsider says of Fort Collins
Ft. Collins Courier, August 10, 1878

1880s

1880 Drought Recalled By Pioneer Harvey H. Griffin
Fort Collins Coloradoan, July 1, 1954

Relive Memories of 70 Years: Mr. and Mrs. Charles McKibben Remember Fort Collins As It Was Back In The 1880s
Fort Collins Coloradoan, article only dated "1950s"

When Jefferson Street Was the Center of Things
Fort Collins Express-Courier, July 12, 1934

Ku-Klux at Work
Fort Collins Express,   October 21, 1881

Anheuser & Busch Bottling Plant
Fort Collins Express,   December 29, 1881

A New Comer's Impression
Fort Collins Express,   September 7, 1889

A Tribute to Those Who Made Fort Collins and Community
Fort Collins Express-Courier,  Friday, June 22, 1934

Fort Collins in 1880 - The State of The City: Muskrat holes
by Dick Baker, Triangle Review ,   1974

Fort Collins in 1881 - Beer Gardens and Cows
by Dick Baker, Triangle Review ,   1974

Fort Collins in 1882 - Hot times in the old town
by Dick Baker, Triangle Review ,   1974

Fort Collins in 1883 - On Curing sick Indians and shampooing cowboys
by Dick Baker, Triangle Review ,   1974

Fort Collins in 1884
by Dick Baker, Triangle Review ,   1974

Fort Collins in 1886
by Dick Baker, Triangle Review ,   1974

Fort Collins in 1888
by Dick Baker, Triangle Review ,   1974

"SQUEAKY BOB" Wheeler stepped off a C & S train at Fort Collins on July 13, 1885. . .
by David Watrous

Remittance Men Found Life Joyful
by James R. Miller

Tie Hackers on Jefferson Street
Fort Collins Express-Courier ,  July 12, 1934

Fort Collins As A Shipping Point
Fort Collins Express ,  January 19, 1889

How The Manhattan Stage Got There 73 Years Ago
Fort Collins Coloradoan ,  February 9, 1962

1890s

Cool Drink at Drug Store Pleasant Afternoon Event
Fort Collins Coloradoan ,   Date Unknown

Our Manufacturing Interests
Fort Collins Express ,   February 15, 1890

A Model Market
Fort Collins Express ,   February 15, 1890

Pleasure Resort Asset to City
Unknown source

Twenty Years Ago In Fort Collins
Fort Collins Express ,  October 21, 1918

1900s

Estes Park Badly Shaken By '03 Quake
Fort Collins Coloradoan ,  January 7, 1964

Mrs. Bair Recalls Early Post Office
Fort Collins Coloradoan ,  February 13, 1963

1910s

Glad Peace Tidings Bring Joy Untold To Fort Collins
Fort Collins Express ,  November 12, 1918

Fort Collins Man Reaps Life's Bounty
Triangle Review ,  August 27, 1992

1930s

63rd Special Anniversary Edition
Fort Collins Express Courier , April 26, 1936

1940s

Plane Down Near Here
Fort Collins Express Courier , October 19, 1943

Going Up where the B-17 went Down
Fort Collins Coloradoan , July 23, 2000

1950s

DC-6 Wreckage Found; All Fifty Aboard Dead
United Plane on High Ridge Near Ft. Collins

Denver Post , July 1, 1951

City Grew Most in Last 10 Years
Fort Collins Coloradoan , August 16, 1959

1960s

Fountain, Many Other Mementos of Past Stand in Lincoln Park (now Library Park)
Fort Collins Coloradoan , 1963

Stout: the town site under Horsetooth Reservoir
Rocky Mountain News, October 1, 1961

Street Names Recall Early History
Fort Collins Coloradoan , February 19, 1963

1970s

Big Thompson Flood of 1976
Coloradoan Online presentation sponsored by Larimer County

1980s

[Lee Martinez] Farm's Past Studied
Fence Post , June 3, 1985, page 7

Linden Street Isn't What It Used To Be
Wellington News , April 10, 1986, Page 2
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