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Norman Fry

Norman Fry

Norman Fry was only 17 when he came over from England to learn ranching from Eustace Dixon and Reginald De Rivas at their ranch in the Poudre canyon. His parents had paid $100 for six months of hands-on training. So when Norman arrived in 1889 after a long trip over...
Odds and Ends on the Masons of Masonville

Odds and Ends on the Masons of Masonville

When researching a story, I often come across little details that I find interesting, but that don’t make it into the final article either because they’re tangential or there’s just not enough room. There were a few things I came across last week as...
A Healthy Place to Live

A Healthy Place to Live

People move to Fort Collins for all sorts of reasons. But back in the 1800s, it was very common for people to travel west for their health. Asthmatics, consumptives, and others were told by doctor’s that they could either stay where they were in the east or...
Andrew Armstrong – Early Fort Collins Pioneer

Andrew Armstrong – Early Fort Collins Pioneer

Andrew Armstrong was an early Fort Collins pioneer. As a builder, he had a hand in constructing many residential and commercial buildings. He was active in his church and was an ardent Mason. He was one of the early pillars of the community upon which our city was...