Archive at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery,
Also view the Local History Archive’s vast online resources at The Fort Collins History Connection, an online collaboration between the Poudre River Public Library District and the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.
Forgotten Fort Collins
As Meg Dunn writes about Fort Collins, whether she’s writing about an ad in an old newspaper or a Fort Collins family that’s lived here for several generations, expect to see patterns among the stories that seek to define and describe the character and culture of Fort Collins as it was, as it is, and perhaps to even shed light on what it will eventually grow to be.
Larimer County (Colorado) Cemeteries Indexes-(1860-2005)
A list of cemetery databases in Larimer County, Colorado.These databases are copyrighted.
Larimer County Genealogical Society (Colorado)
In April 1974, six women from the local DAR Chapter met in Fort Collins to discuss the formation of a genealogy society (Larimer County, Colorado). General meetings are held in the main community room at the PRPLD Council Tree Library in Fort Collins on the third Thursday at 6:30 pm of each month except December
Museo de las Tres Colonias
The Museo de las Tres Colonias provides a living history highlighting Hispanic life, working conditions in the sugar beet industry and community life, most specifically within the Tres Colonias, Buckingham, Andersonville, and Alta Vista, during the Twentieth Century.
The Overland Trail ran westward from Atchison, Kansas, following the Oregon Trail more or less, with some diversions created by Ben Holladay, such as the Oketo Cutoff in Kansas. At Julesburg, Colorado, it essentially left the Oregon Trail, paralleling, on the south side, the South Platte River to Latham (present day Greeley). Latham was a junction: one could travel south to the Cherry Creek settlement of Denver, or cross the river and loop north along the foothills, following the established Cherokee Trail, crossing the Cache la Poudre River at LaPorte.
Sidney Heitman Germans From Russia Collection (CSU)
The collection documents early migration to Colorado settlements, religious and family matters, occupations, and social mobility. There is considerable material on the early sugar beet industry and the role of the Germans from Russia in its early growth, plus a general view of the history of Colorado from the perspective of this ethnic group. In addition to academic study, the collection is frequently used for genealogical research.