Legendary Locals of Fort Collins

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Fort Collins began as a small Army outpost and grew into a community of more than 150,000, a city formed and developed by those who have chosen and today choose to live here. In this book, readers will encounter hardy pioneers who endured hardships almost unimaginable today and innovators who brought industry, commerce, and a college; generous people, businesses, and institutions who have freely given back to the community in a variety of ways; participants in Fort Collins's thriving cultural life embracing a spectrum of interests and enthusiasms; and ordinary people living everyday lives who have done extraordinary things or had remarkable experiences. This book honors individuals such as Dr. Temple Grandin, world-renowned expert on handling cattle and spokesperson for autistic people, and Tom Sutherland, freed from captivity in Iran after seven years, along with many other memorable people.
ISBN: 9781467100618
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Colorado
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 186
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Barbara Fleming, a native of Fort Collins, has written several books of local history and writes a weekly column on local history for the Fort Collins Coloradoan newspaper. Images were drawn from the Fort Collins Local History Archive, housed in the Museum of Discovery, which contains thousands of photographs and is open to the public.
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