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1. LC - Schools - One Room Schoolhouse LC - Schools - One Room Schoolhouse information about a typical school day in a one room schoolhouse, Upper Boxelder School facts Larimer County

2. LC - Transportation - Trolley, Streetcar - General (2 folders) LC - Transportation - Trolley, Streetcar - General (2 folders) Scans are highlights from the Fort Collins Trolley vertical files. The complete file is available for viewing at the Fort Collins Local History Archive. Larimer County

3. LC - Railroads - Colorado and Southern (C&S) LC - Railroads - Colorado and Southern (C&S) clippings, articles, report, write ups, preservation commission info, newspapers Larimer County

4. Friday, Chief (Fitzpatrick) / Warshinun Friday, Chief (Fitzpatrick) / Warshinun Native American; Arapaho; biographical; Council Tree The story of the life of Chief Friday, an Arapaho Indian who lived in Colorado, has become a legend. Very little about his life was written down by people who knew him but people told his story many times over many generations to their children. Later, people wrote down the stories they heard about Chief Friday. Today when we read these stories, sometimes they do not match. Historians must decide what is factual in the stories and what might be incorrect. · Historians think that Chief Friday was born sometime in 1821 or 1822, although it may have been a few years earlier or a few years later than that. · The young Arapaho boy "Warshinun" or Black Spot was found by Thomas "Broken Hand" Fitzpatrick near the Santa Fe Trail crossing of the Cimarron River in 1831. · Given the English name "Friday" for the day of the week he was found. · Thomas took Friday home to St. Louis and enrolled him in a Catholic school. Later, he may have attended a private boarding school in Kansas City. During summer breaks, Friday traveled with Thomas during trapping and trading expeditions. · During one expedition, when Friday was probably about 14 years old, he was reunited with his Arapaho band. Historians can find several versions of this part of Friday’s life story. Friday may have been recognized by a group of Arapaho men visiting the expedition camp or by his very own parents. One story tells of his mother proving her claim by describing birthmarks that were hidden under Friday’s clothes. · By the mid-1830s, Friday had returned to the West to rejoin his family and was noted at the yearly trapper rendezvous. · In 1851, Fitzpatrick as agent of the Upper Platte Agency, negotiated the treaty of Fort Laramie. Eleven representatives from the treaty signing were sent to Washington to meet President Millard Filmore, Friday was among this group. · In 1861, the treaty of Fort Wise created a reservation for the Arapaho and Southern Cheyenne in southeastern Colorado. · Friday was unsuccessful in requesting a separate reservation north of the Cache la Poudre River near Fort Collins, a preferred hunting area for the northern Arapaho bands. · Between 1861 and 1867, Friday's band continued to hunt and live off rations from Camp Collins until the fort was abandoned in 1867. With the closure of the Fort, Friday's band was forced to leave the area and settled temporarily in 1869 near the Shoshone Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. · The band camped in various Colorado and Wyoming locations until the late 1870's when the Shoshone Chief Washakie granted the Arapaho permission to permanently remain on the Wind River Reservation. · During the 1870's, Friday was an interpreter at the Red Cloud Agency for Black Coal and Little Wolf and a scout for Gen. George Crook's 1876 expedition. · Friday was one of the few people who could speak both Arapaho and English. At the time of his death he was the only Arapaho-English speaker on the Wind River Reservation. · Friday was photographed by William Henry Jackson and Mathew Brady. Harper's New Monthly Magazine published an engraving of his tenth wife, "The One Who Sleeps", in 1880. · Friday died on May 13, 1881 and was buried in an unmarked grave on the Wind River Reservation. Biographical Files

5. Stone, "Auntie" Elizabeth Stone, "Auntie" Elizabeth Scans are highlights from the Elizabeth Stone biographical vertical file. The complete file is available for viewing at the Fort Collins Local History Archive. Biographical Files

6. Mason Families Mason Families family histories/genealogy, Joseph (Joe) Mason, Charlotte Mason, Agnes Mason, Augustine Mason, Albert Mason Biographical Files

7. Annie the Railroad Dog Annie the Railroad Dog Scans are highlights from the Annie the Railroad Dog vertical file. The complete file may be viewed at the Fort Collins Local History Archive. Biographical Files

8. Metzger Family Metzger Family Livermore; cemetery records; genealogy; articles Biographical Files

9. Lindenmeier, William Lindenmeier, William articles; transcription of Lindenmeier Folsom tour; National geographic article; Lindenmeier site information; civil war Biographical Files

10. Gavaldon, Andy Gavaldon, Andy lawyer; brief biography Biographical Files
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