Thanksgiving Thoughts From the Past

Happy Thanksgiving, Northern Colorado! Here are a few glimpses back to Thanksgivings gone by. The Antlers Cafe served quite a spread on Thanksgiving day back in 1907. The Cafe was presumably located in the Antlers Hotel on Linden St. in Fort Collins (the building that currently houses Pour Brothers Tavern). The …

Easter Advertisements

Happy Easter! I love flipping back through old newspapers and looking at the advertisements. Holiday ads often feel both familiar and somewhat foreign at the same time. Note the text at left in the image above entitled “Easter Waists.” “Your Easter outfit would hardly be complete without a new Waist.” …

Christmas Ads from 1916 and 1922

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat. These ads are from newspapers in Fort Collins’ past.  I’ve flipped through a couple of old newspapers, clipping out old Christmas ads from December 22, 1916 (Fort Collins Weekley Courier) and December 18, 1922 (Fort Collins Courier). (I didn’t pick these dates for …

Christmas at a Homesteader’s Shack

Last week I wrote about native son, Hugo Evon Frey. Today I bring to you one of his stories. I don’t know whether or not the story is true. Where facts don’t seem to line up, I’ve made a note. But given that he seemed to often write about tales …