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Horace Greeley – Man with a Neckbeard

Horace Greeley – Man with a Neckbeard

I’ve been traveling to Greeley quite a bit this summer. Every time I pass through, I marvel at the variety and styles of architecture, the diversity of people, and the length of time it takes to get there from Fort Collins. (Why does it always take longer than I...
Happy Birthday, Wayne Sundberg!

Happy Birthday, Wayne Sundberg!

Today is Wayne Sundberg’s birthday! Wayne Sundberg, AKA Mr. Fort Collins, is well known by many in town as “the” historian for the city. Although there may be others who could claim the title of city historian, Wayne has had the advantage of almost...
Dr. Michael Charney and the Aftermath of the 1976 Big Thompson Flood

Dr. Michael Charney and the Aftermath of the 1976 Big Thompson Flood

The Big Thompson Flood, during the night of July 31, 1976, was enormously devastating with a final count of 144 casualties. The earliest newspaper accounts were sparse with details as new information slowly unfolded. In the following days, months and years, many stories have been written about the flood covering nearly every aspect. This posting features the dark side task of processing the flood victims with a special focus and follow-up regarding forensic anthropologist Dr. Michael Charney.