Fort Collins: From Camp Town to City
Oct 22, 2018
- Location: History Colorado Center
- 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
- Price: $4 -$5
- From: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
- History & Heritage, Museums
Beginning as a remote Army post in 1862, Fort Collins has evolved over about 150 years to become a vibrant city on the High Plains, a center of education and commerce. Through images and stories, author Barbara Fleming, a Fort Collins native, recounts the city’s colorful history—a past replete with Native Americans, board sidewalks, false-front buildings, a hanging, a rogue stagecoach driver, and indomitable men and women who held on through drought, grasshopper plagues, and more to build a town that ultimately thrived and grew. The story of Fort Collins is the story of the western frontier and the settlement of the West.