Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday Five

Today’s Friday Five is a selection of local history books I enjoy. All of them are available through the Poudre River Library District, or check the local section of your favorite bookstore.

Fort Collins: The Miller Photographs (Barbara Fleming and Malcolm McNeill) – Mark Miller moved to Fort Collins in 1905, at the age of 13. In 1910, he began work as a photographic apprentice and opened his own studio in 1914. He left a collection of more than 70,000 images, decades before digital photography came along.

Fort Collins Highlights: The last fifty years (Nancy Hansford) – The ups and downs of Fort Collins from 1950 to 2000.

Streets of Fort Collins: A History of Fort Collins, Colorado Through its Street Names (Charlene Tresner) – If you’ve ever wondered how a pre-1977 local street got its name, this collection of information originally published in the Triangle Review has the answer.

101 Memorable Men of Northern Colorado (Arlene Ahlbrandt) – Interesting profiles of notable citizens and colorful characters—even if they are all men.

Fort Collins & Larimer County: an illustrated history (Thomas J. Noel with Ron D. Sladek) – Pictures and history of the town and surrounding areas.

Mystery Photo:
Last week’s photo was of the entrance to the Senior Center.






















Where in Fort Collins was this week's picture taken?

2 comments:

Lesley said...

Nice post! I'm glad to see a listing of local books.
Some others that you might enjoy that aren't as readily available for sale but can be found at the library and history archive include:
Women to remember of northern Colorado by Arlene Ahlbrandt
Fort Collins : a pictorial history by Barbara Allbrandt Fleming.
Cavalry & coaches : the story of Camp and Fort Collins by John S. Gray

Jenny said...

Thanks for the book suggestions, Lesley!