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11 Lost Fort Collins businesses

As I research historic Fort Collins, I come across pictures and advertisements for stores I wish I could visit. Except for #6, all were gone before I got here. If you know more about these places or want to contribute your own favorite lost businesses please write! […]

Quonset Hunt

Lost Fort Collins was just supposed to be a blog about vanishing historic Fort Collins. Yet, the Quonset huts keep coming up.

If you’re interested in Q-huts, you know they’re ubiquitous. So, what makes one even worth driving to see?

Well, Norm and I have spent a significant amount of time in front […]

All wooden and blue

I know I said we weren’t going to talk about Quonset huts anymore. But I found this picture I wanted to show you of one up in Buckeye-a small rural town 10 miles north of Fort Collins. All wooden and blue.

From http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:DSCN0534_quonsethutbuckeye_e_300.jpg

Quonset hut!

This town is awash in Quonset huts.

Funny thing: You can live here for decades and not even notice. Like, most of us can remember a Q-hut on Riverside Avenue as you drive into town. But in fact, it’s a row of FOUR Q-huts (technically on Jefferson). See:

4 Quonset huts on Jefferson Ave