Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Fun: February Flashback

In the 1960's, the Coloradoan ran a "Remember When?" column written by James R. Miller (left), local historian and former editor of the Fort Collins Express-Courier (forerunner to the Coloradoan). I'm not old enough to remember them, so it's fun to take a look back.

From the column that ran on February 18, 1965, here's what was happening:

1915: "Today will be dog day in the city magistrate's court. Some 87 citizens have been summoned to tell why they have not paid license on the dogs they are said to own."

1925: "This year Fort Collins will pave Pitkin Street from end to end, Laporte from Howes to Shields, and widen pavement on South College Avenue from Pitkin to Prospect."

1935: "With total receipts of $707.81 and disbursements of $849.68, an operating deficit of $141.87 appears in the January report of activities of the municipal railway system."

1945: "Three Fort Collins soldiers have won decorations for outstanding service with the Army and Air forces in France. Maj. William R. Herdener, field artillery supply officer, received the Bronze Star...Capt. Robert G. Roten has been awarded an Oak Leaf cluster, the equivalent of a second award of the Distinguished Flying Cross...Pfc. Francis H. McGuire has received the Purple Heart, a presidential unit citation and the Soldier's medal..."

1955: "Mr. and Mrs. W. Ed Wright, who have sold their farm northeast of Fort Collins, which has been their home for many years, moved to the Parkview Apartments."



Valentine's Day comes too early for these hearts, but it won't be long before we see them again. I promise.

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