Panorama of Fort Collins, circa 1912, taken from the roof of the old Larimer County Courthouse

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Historic Photographs

Historic Photographs

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Genealogy Research

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Explore Our Past

Explore Our Past

An online collaboration between the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery and the Poudre River Public Library District, incorporating historical resources from the Library, the Archive, and the Museum artifact collection.

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Artifacts

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Buildings

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Discover Hidden Connections

Old Town and Disneyland's Main Street USA

Linden Hotel

"Yeah, I was born in that little town... Fort Collins, Colorado. My dad owned a newspaper there, the "Fort Collins Express Courier", and I grew up there. It was a very prosperous town. We had banks that looked like banks, you know, and there was a Victorian city hall. I was born in 1911 and these buildings were around when I was a kid. When I started working on Main Street, I had photographs of Fort Collins taken. I showed them to Walt and he liked them very much. Disneyland's City Hall was copied from Fort Collins... so was the Bank building and some of the others." -- Harper Goff

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World War I and Fort Collins

Soldiers in World War I

2018 marks 100 years since the armistice between the Allies and Germany was made official on November 11, 1918. The ceasefire went into effect at 11am and was the first step in ending the war that had raged in Europe for over 4 years.

Learn more about the Fort Collins connection with World War I through local photographs, news excerpts, and a remarkable scrapbook created by John Hurdle, a Fort Collins soldier who fought at the Western Front.

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