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In search of the Day or Paine family

By On July 30, 2017

I’ve recently been given some photos that were all taken around the 1920s and 30s. There are a few last names mentioned on the photos including Day, Paine, Wolfe, Massey, Stafford and… Read More

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A Study in Archives and Outhouses

By On February 1, 2017

I probably receive at least a request a week for information. Sometimes people want to know more about a topic that I’ve written an article on. Other times they’re asking if I know… Read More

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Preservation Commision, Historical Society, Preservation Department… what do they all do?!

By On May 6, 2016

As I talk to people about preservation efforts in Northern Colorado, I often have people mention that such and such a group did this or that. But, as a person somewhat steeped in… Read More

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#MailbagMonday – Collected postcards of northern Colorado

By On February 2, 2016

[When Forgotten Fort Collins became Northern Colorado History, not all posts ported over in their entirety. This is one of those posts. There should be a gallery of photos here. I’m hoping… Read More

Fort Collins

Finding Hattie Hicks at Grandview Cemetery

By On January 23, 2016

On Tuesday I shared the few details I have been able to glean on the lives of Harkless Hicks, his first wife Hattie, and his second wife, Josie. On Thursday I wanted… Read More

Fort Collins

Tresner Family Photos

By On March 20, 2015

While doing research for the article I posted on Tuesday about Charlene Tresner, I came across so many wonderful photos that I wasn’t able to include them all in the post. So I… Read More

Fort Collins

Charlene Tresner: Custodian of Fort Collins’ History

By On March 17, 2015

Over and over again, as I research stories for this website, I find myself appreciating those who have gone before me, collecting and preserving the stories, and the photographs that illustrate them,… Read More

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What Was There – Northern Colorado

By On January 30, 2015

There’s a really nifty little app / website called What Was There that I want to make sure you know about. If you have a smart phone, then it’s a cool way… Read More