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Thanksgiving Thoughts From the Past

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...
Easter Advertisements

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...
Christmas at a Homesteader’s Shack

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 from...
Thanksgiving Day in Early Fort Collins

Thanksgiving Day in Early Fort Collins

In the 1800s, the Thanksgiving holiday in Fort Collins always began with a dance party. Though various people or groups would host the dance from year to year, and though it was sometimes held in another nearby town, there was always a dance on Thanksgiving Eve....