In search of the Day or Paine family

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 Atwood. I’ve plodded through Ancestry.com and managed to pull together a family tree that centers mostly around the Days …

Chautauqua — the original TED Talk

Chautauqua is “the most American thing in America.”– Theodore Roosevelt “He who does not know Chautauqua does not know America.”  — Frank Bohn I’ll just come right out and admit it. Until recently, I had no idea what a Chautauqua was. I thought it was probably an old Native American …

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 expect it …

Potty Talk from Sheely Drive

The crazy thing about history is that it covers everything. If it happened prior to “now,” then it’s history. So the whole spectrum of activities that humans engage in, from the greatest to the lowliest, can be talked about from a historic point of view. And by extension, the various tools …

Tea Time and Farm Animals | Sponsor News

Despite our mid-Spring snowfall, Summer events are right around the corner. Tea on the Avery House Lawn is happening on June 3rd. Experience a traditional tea on the lush grounds of the historic Avery House in downtown Fort Collins. Sip tea and indulge in sweet and savory bites while enjoying …