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Too much, farkled bus

Maggie Kunze’s farkled bus is about 3 feet over the line. That is, the property line over which the people next door want to build a privacy fence. And according to Kunze, they want to build the fence so nobody will have to look at her bus anymore.

Maggie's Joy Bus

But Kunze says […]

Pitkin street car tracks exhumed

Just got a tip from Darrin Goodman (the mando from Horsetooth Mountain Rangers) that construction on Remington and Pitkin has exposed tracks. There were originally 3 trolley lines in Fort Collins, one going to the “new” highschool at Remington and Pitkin. These must be them! […]

300 N. College: Sharing the wealth at Seder Plastics

Look close, and you’ll see Seder & Sons on top of the building at 300 N. College. As Norm heard it, Mr. Seder was better to his employees than your boss (or former boss) ever was to you. […]

Looking for City Drug?

Kate Forgach put a link from her Tattle Tales column to Lost Fort Collins today in reference to the cool safe at City Drug that’s still for sale. I’ll repost the photo below. […]

Lost Authors: Murder and Mirth by Fancher Sarchet

“…They made their way through two feet of snow for a block from the club to College and Mountain Avenue, then another block south on College to Oak Street; then they floundered through the snow west on Oak three blocks, which brought them directly across the street from Russell’s home. Here, for the twentieth time, they stopped for a breather.When Russell caught his breath and could speak, he exclaimed, “My God, we are never going to make it. ” […]

Lost Authors: Back to Buckeye by Esther Greenacre Hall

“But this isn’t the kind of place I expected Fort Collins to be,” she exclaimed in dismay… […]

Lost Fort Collins turns 1 and gets a parade

After the widespread adoption of email, there has been no real joy in my mailbox. Not for years. Only bills, ads, and occasional notices from the FCgov that somebody is up to something uninteresting in my neighborhood.

Then this came today ….

Yes, um, I would also like some sweet floats. And lions.

Lost […]

Lost Authors: Edgar Avery's diary

12-year-old Edgar Avery’s 1890 diary seems mundane until you remember that the trains his family caught in and out of town were stopping just downtown. And the swimming hole was the Poudre. And the wind storms and the afternoon rain…just like here and now. But then. […]

The last barber pole?

Norm and I believe this may be the last outdoor barber pole in Fort Collins. We hope we’re wrong. […]

Sheely Drive: Midcentury modern landmark district in Fort Collins

Fort Collins’ Sheely Drive landmark district represents everything 1950s in architecture: Winding streets, low roof lines, decks, prominant garages and carports, with architectural attention to views, landscape, and cars. It was Frank Lloyd Wright’s post-war usonia just south of Prospect and Shields. […]