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...
Crossing the Plains in 1862

Crossing the Plains in 1862

While flipping through the May 20, 1923 Fort Collins Express, I came across an article entitled, “Crossing the Plains in 1862 by Mrs. W. D. Taft.” The story was a reprint of a reading that Mrs. Taft gave to the Pioneer Association (an organization that is...