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While today’s Fort Collinsis a popular destination for foodies and weekend adventurers, it was once a lonely military outpost poised on thenation’s frontier. Cattle rustlers and trigger-happy cowboys walked an uneasyline between saloon doors and the hangman’s noose. By 1895, Fort Collins hadlost some of its gritty edge, and it became a dry town full of churches, sheepranches and sugar beet farms. The city was again transformed over the pastcentury into a community that embraced a thriving beer culture and greenliving. Local historian Barbara Fleming traces the story of the Choice Cityfrom its early pioneer days through its modern renaissance.

While today’s Fort Collinsis a popular destination for foodies and weekend adventurers, it was once a lonely military outpost poised on thenation’s frontier. Cattle rustlers and trigger-happy cowboys walked an uneasyline between saloon doors and the hangman’s noose. By 1895, Fort Collins hadlost some of its gritty edge, and it became a dry town full of churches, sheepranches and sugar beet farms. The city was again transformed over the pastcentury into a community that embraced a thriving beer culture and greenliving. Local historian Barbara Fleming traces the story of the Choice Cityfrom its early pioneer days through its modern renaissance.


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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • ISBN-10: 1625852541
  • ISBN-13: 9781625852540

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