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Fort Collins Time Line 1960


The following links are to a chronological index of Fort Collins information compiled by Fort Collins Museum volunteers in the 1990s. The information is from these reference sources and they are noted in the Time Line.

[BUSINESS/INDUSTRY] [AGRICULTURE] [PEOPLE] [GOVERNMENT/CITY DEVELOPMENT] [COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY] [CIVIC] [NATURAL PHENOMENA] [MILITARY ACTIVITIES/WAR] [HEALTH/MEDICINE] [CIVIL RIGHTS] [TRANSPORTATION

The decade of the 1960s comprised some of Fort Collins' most turbulent years. National unrest over the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement was reflected locally, especially on the Colorado State University campus. These crises combined with amazing growth in the city's size and population made the 1960s an unsettled period of Fort Collins history.

City planners were hard pressed to keep up with the city's growth, especially in the rapidly developing suburbs. Fort Collins' population almost tripled between 1950 and 1970. New industries, such as Kodak and Aqua Tec, were locating in the area, attracting more people. The Chamber of Commerce reported that industrial employment rose from 1,068 in 1960 to 3,411 in 1969. Builders tried to keep pace with the growth as all-time records were set for private construction. A consequence of these efforts was the building of Fort Collins' first skyscrapers. The twelve-story First National Bank Tower and the eleven-story Home Federal Savings Building (now Norwest) were built in 1968.

Rapidly increasing enrollment also led to a building boom on the CSU campus. 7,304 students were enrolled at the University during the 1962-63 academic year. The figure grew to 15,361 in the 1968-69 year and plans were made to provide facilities for 25,000 students in the 1970s. Three new structures highlighted campus construction during the 1960s. Morgan Library was built after criticism of the school's library facilities by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Moby Gym was completed in 1966. And in 1968, CSU became a member of the Western Athletic Conference and dedicated the new 30,000-seat Hughes Stadium, named after legendary coach, Harry Hughes.

The 1960s saw the most successful years for CSU's basketball team. During the decade the team coached by Jim Williams went to either the National Invitational Tournament or the NCAA Tournament six times.

The social consciousness of the 1960s found expression through a variety of organizations and activities. One of these was the Peace Corps, which began with a feasibility study conducted at CSU in 1960. Maurice Albertson, an engineering professor who directed the University's international programs office, was responsible for obtaining the grant for the study. By 1966, over 15,000 Peace Corps volunteer workers were scattered throughout the world.

During the latter years of the decade, issues concerning discriminatory practices against blacks and Mexican-Americans faced CSU and Fort Collins. Encounters between activist groups and established authorities were occasionally confrontational, but CSU avoided the violence experienced by other campuses, at least during this decade.

Anti-war activity did not become organized until 1967, when university students and faculty joined with a group of local citizens to politically express their opposition to the war. They became a significant part of the Larimer County Democratic party. In 1968 actual demonstrations were undertaken, culminating in a procession down College Avenue on March 5th. Students and faculty made up most of the several hundred marchers, who were heckled and harassed by townspeople. At one point, someone driving a truck tried to run down the protesters. No one was hurt. Finally, police had to use Mace to disperse a crowd blocking the procession's return to the campus.

After the 1968-69 academic year, President William Morgan resigned and A. R. Chamberlain was appointed as the school's ninth president. He was the first student to receive a Ph. D. from the school and had been employed by CSU since 1956.

Student votes contributed to the end of Fort Collins' long period of prohibition. In 1968 a referendum ended the "dry" period and an all male city council passed the ordinance the following year.

In 1961 Air Force brass and local officials got together to welcome the arrival of an Atlas Series "E" intercontinental missile. On July 12 the missile passed through Fort Collins on Howes Street amid much fanfare on its' way to its' launch site northwest of town. It was removed several years later when it became obsolete. The missile site is now a commercial records center.

The year 1964 marked Fort Collins' Centennial, and many events celebrated this milestone throughout the year. These events included: Plays by the Little Theatre Group; a Memorial Day service which featured choral and orchestra concerts and a speech by Justice Byron White; a special 4th of July celebration; a centennial pageant in August; and a commemorative dinner on August 20, the anniversary of the Army order which founded Camp Collins.

One of the worst fires in the history of Fort Collins occurred in June, 1965. The blaze began in Bowen's Book Store at College and Oak at about 10:20 p.m. By midnight the bookstore, Collinado Drug, the State Dry Goods Co., and other offices were destroyed. Fire Chief Clifford Carpenter was killed while fighting the fire, which caused over one million dollars in damage.

The turbulent 1960s ended with little resolved on the issues of discrimination and war. While the unrest would carry over into the 1970s, more peaceful years were ahead.
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BUSINESS/INDUSTRY

INDUSTRIAL GROWTH

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT (Museum files)

1970

Industrial employment jumped from 1,068 to 3,411 in 1979.

INDUSTRIAL GROWTH

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL REPORT

1970

Industrial employment jumped from 1,068 in 1960 to 3,411 in 1969.

SKYSCRAPERS

JOURNAL (Library Files)

In 1968, the 12 story First National Bank Tower (later changed to the First Interstate in 1981) & the 11 story Home Federal Savings building were added to the downtown scenery.

EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT (Museum Files, page 9)

1968

Eastman Kodak Company announced plans to build a plant 1 mile south of Windsor. They purchased approximately 2,400 acres from the Great Western Sugar Company. Initially they would employ several hundred people, possibly increasing to 1,000 in the mid-70s.

DENVER POST ARTICLES

1960

Fort Collins First National Bank building sold to Denver savings firm. (11-8-1960 10/1)

1961

Wagner Ranch is now hunting and fishing area available to Colorado sportsmen (3-26-1961 35/3 C)

SAC recommended increase to include new radio station near here (6-25-1961 22)

R. V. Lord and Associates open firm in Ft. Collins (11-2-1961 61/4)

1962

Placement of workers in non-farm jobs up in 1961 for December (1-10-1962 2/6)

Rocky Mountain. Bank and Trust filed letter for organization (6-11-1962 21/6)

1964

New Businessmen's Association asks council and Chamber of Commerce to rescind U. S. 287 by-pass west of town (1-31-1964 18/3)

Colorado State Council of Carpenters and Carpenters Union were ordered to end strike against construction of reservoir (3-14-1964 9/1)

Fort Collins Coloradoan will undergo a $500,000 plant expansion over the next nine months (11 or 12-29-1964 80/1)

David Watrous retired Wednesday from the paper (12-31-1964 13/8)

1965

Campus West, largest shopping center, is sailing along in popularity and prosperity just seven months after completion (3- 28-1965 81/1 pix)

City is host this week to 250 representatives of the Midwest Savings Conference from Savings & Loans in the Empire area (8-9-1965 27/3)

Division conference for fishery unit leaders from throughout the nation begins here today (8-22-1965 44/7)

1966

Zane S. Miles, 30, has been appointed managing editor (1-25-1966 16/5)

Raymond and Esther Moutous of Estes Park purchase 101-room Northern Hotel, oldest hotel in Ft. Collins (4-5-1966 22/4)

The Community Airpark Association, Inc., said it would issue $129,000 worth of stock to finance purchase of a 109 acre site just east of Industrial Park (7-18-1966 23/2)

1967

An 11-story addition will be built by the Fort Collins Federal Savings and Loan Association according to E. R. Hunter in Ft. Collins (11-6-1967 45/3)

Plans for a 12-story "condominium" office building in downtown Ft. Collins were announced yesterday by First National Bank there (11- 19-1967 1/2 J)

1968

Photo: Concrete walls, formed and poured in three weeks, outline what will be the tallest bldg in Ft. Collins (6-9-1968 8/3 K)

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AGRICULTURE

DENVER POST ARTICLES

1961

County agent to serve Alamosa, Saguache, Rio Grande (8-11-1961 14/3)

Loveland Water District accepted two bids for construction of water distribution system (12-28-1961 21/2)

1962

Fort Collins Soil Conservation District to give report of last year's operation at dinner at C. S. U. Monday (1-9-1962 11/1)

Report on above soil conservation of last year given at meet Monday (1-9-1962 11/2)

1964

Farmer-rancher of the year will be chosen in a program here Friday (1-29-1964 21/3)

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GOVERNMENT/CITY DEVELOPMENT

POLITICS/CAMPAIGNING

COLORADOAN (4/15/1984 page 3)

1967

"...if candidates for county offices had been active in business or civic affairs, they didn't have to spend a lot of time on name recognition. That's changed with the growth and diversity of the community!!" Quoting John Straayer (Political Science Professor), when he moved here in 1967. It was a small business community, with a centered group active in local government. "What went on was not of interest to a large number of people...it was sleepier then!! City Hall Politics were a little tighter and a little cozier," were John's comments. This was not because they were purposefully closed, though. "Compared to the City Council election now, fewer people were involved and they generally didn't work as hard." They used postcard polling instead of telephoning as an example. Republican party dominated even more than now. Democrats weren't very well organized.

GROWTH IN THE 1960S

LIBRARY (PIONEER ASSOCIATION #2) SCRAPBOOK (page 6)

1960

Fort Collins expanded rapidly in the 1960s; Colorado State University spent $49 million for construction of additional facilities. Private construction set all-time records. In physical area, the City doubled (including the University students) 2 1/2 times the population of 1950. It was estimated that Fort Collins would continue to grow at a rate of 6% per year.

CITY GOVERNMENT

FORT COLLINS YESTERDAYS- Swanson

BIG periods of growth. "Between 1950 and 1970, the population of Fort Collins almost tripled. Planning couldn't keep up with the rapid development of the new suburbs."

Mayors: 1959-1961 Jack A. Harvey

1961-1963 Eugene H. Fink

1963-1967 Harvey J. Johnson

1967-1968 Dr. Thomas Bennett

1968-1973 Dr. Karl Carson

City Manager:1939-1961 Jay Palmes

1961-1963 Max Norris

1963 William Widdows

1963-1965 Robert Boos

1965 Stanley Case (acting)

1965-1972 Tom Coffey

Prohibition in Fort Collins "endured" until a city-wide vote in 1968. Strong student support for "Suds in the Center" permitted liquor sales. An all male council passed the ordinance in 1969 to carry out the decision. Voting machines were first used in November of 1964. Some people announced they would not participate in the election . The County Democratic Chairman encouraged the public that all should be assured, that voting machines are easy to operate. The election-judges have been trained. There were then 58 precincts in the county & 35 installed machines. The local League of Women Voters got a surprise $200 contribution from the company manufacturing the machines. This was for its' support in training voters and in breaking down voter resistance.

LIQUOR LAW REPEAL

FORT COLLINS YESTERDAYS-Swanson (page 243)

1969

"Dry" Fort Collins ended by City referendum. See "CITY GOVERNMENT" 1960s

Also see Eliza Tanner's obituary photograph

FORT COLLINS DRY

Current newspapers

The original ordinance was repealed, a new liquor ordinance was passed.

A NARCOTICS RING CRACKED

Northern Colorado Star (5/26/1966 page 1-2)

Current Colorado State University students, along with former Colorado State University students & employees were arrested for dealing and possessing narcotics. This article might be used as a method in conjunction with developing a cure for the narcotics problem in this region & the nation. The answer may lie in local manifestation.

DENVER POST ARTICLES

1960

Fort Collins Consolidated Royalties, Inc. seeks $14,234 in illegally collected tax money from IRS (2-29-1960 27/4)

David Starck, Denver, elected a director of Fort Collins Consolidated Royalties, Inc. (5-11-1960 59/4)

1961

Bond issues, liquor law repeal, leash laws for dogs and fluoridation of drinking water are proposals for balloting at municipal elections (4-4-1961 21/6)

Fort Collins votes to stay dry and Cortez rejected water fluoridation program (4-5-1961 21/6)

City Manager, Guy H. Palmes, announced retirement (8-18-1961 14/3)

Orville P. Kelley, Police Chief, retiring from Fort Collins job (9-15-1961 17/3)

1962

Public Library to close in evenings (1-7-1962 30/1 C )

Direct dialing soon to be possible for residents of Ft. Collins (1-14-1962 3/1 C)

Police Chief reviewing slaying of Jerra Lee won't try to solve murder (1-21-1962 17/7)

Dr. Robert W. Hays, former mayor, dies at age 53 (4-1-1962 23/4)

1963

Voters decide April 2 if Fort Collins is to join Loveland in airport construction (2-8-1963 11)

Double last year's budget approved (2-13-1963 12/2)

Parking in metered spaces in 7 block downtown area to be free for 90 day trial period (3-14-1963 18/1)

Two officers asked for resignations for conduct unbecoming an officer (5-9-1963 65/1)

Police officer ordered to resign has quit force (5-10-1963 11/1)

Chief of Police asked to resign has quit (5-11-1963 24/2)

Police Chief in Ft. Collins wouldn't resign job at request of City Council (5-14-1963 16/2)

City Manager was fired by Ft. Collins City Council (5-17-1963 11/1)

City officials have accepted resignation of police chief (5-18-1963 24/2)

Water rationing has started in Ft. Collins (5-30-1963 15/1)

Robert F. Boos named city manager (7-26-1963 21/1)

Liquor license granted for site near Ft. Collins (8-3-1963 34/4)

Will end water restrictions (9-12-1963 21/8)

William Williams critical of contract between city and S. R. DeBoer (12-5-1963 3/3)

Governor Love sees no need to investigate the DeBoer contract (12-7-1963 20/1)

1964

Approval from City voters of 1,362 to 814 in a program to expand the city water system (1-29-1964 28/1)

Dr. C. Honstein, city councilman and physician, was found dead in his office Tuesday night (2-12-1964 39/1)

Fire at East Side Lumber Company being probed (4-27-1964 19/1)

1965

Budget Bureau approved $683,000 for construction start on federal postoffice-courthouse building (2-3-1965 34/6 )

Robert Strahle says Colorado hopes to turn its' state forest west of Ft. Collins into a major park within the next few years (2-5-1965 14/4)

Will receive $366,714 from Health Department to help construct a $1.9 million Metro area sewage system (2-16-1966 23/7)

Construction of federal office building at Ft. Collins submitted to Congress (4-5-1965 20/2)

Rejected a proposal to allow sale of whisky and wine in the city Tuesday (4-7-1965 38/4)

The House Appropriations Committee approved $683,000 to construct a postoffice and office building (5-6-1965 48/1)

A $3.9 million school bond issue was turned down by Fort Collins voters Tuesday night (5/26/1965 52/4)

Robert S. Boos, City Manager, announced yesterday he is quitting June 30th (6/13/1965 107/6)

Fire Chief Cliff Carpenter was killed in a fire which swept through downtown buildings Monday night (6-29-1965 2/2)

Fire caused an estimated $500,000 damage to two stores yesterday (7-24-1965 107/6)

Senate-House Committee will determine the fate of $2.5 million for construction of a post office-federal building for Ft. Collins (8-4-1965 38/1)

Fire destroys half of the J. B. Anderson Lumber Company here late last night (8-22-1965 44/7)

R. Masters and his daughter, Patricia, sued Ft. Collins policemen for false arrest (9-4-1965 10/1)

Tom Coffey to be new City Manager in Fort Collins October 1 (9-6-1965 17/2)

John Baudek will become administrative assistant to City Manager, Tom Coffey, of Fort Collins October 25 (10-7-1965 40/1)

Photo: Tom Coffey, City Manager, and Tom Bennett, Mayor Pro Tem, receive a bronze plaque honoring the late Fire Chief, Cliff Carpenter (10-14-1965 56/3)

Fire caused an estimated $30,000 in damage to laundry establishment (10-15-1965 30/4)

E. W. Yonkers has succeeded Carpenter as Chief of the Fire Department (10-20-1965 55/6)

Tom Coffey said the City will save about $250,000 because of a change in the construction of its' filter plant (10-27-1965 47/8)

John Baudek has taken over as administrative assistant to City Manager, Tom Coffey (10-27-1965 47/8)

The sale of building permits set a high of $5.1 million in October (11-3-1965 17/1)

A recount in the defeat by Ft. Collins voters of a $4.2 million school bond issue (11-10-1965 81/3)

Recount may be held in defeat by voters in school bond issue (11-10-1965 61/3)

A recount board certified that a $4.2 million bond proposal was defeated last week by Poudre R-1 School District (11-16-1965 2/8)

Alvin J. Kruchten has been named to the City Council (11-18-1965 2/6)

1966

Has requested money for building a new post office (1-24-1966 12/3)

City failed by 10 points to meet the acceptable state standard for clean air (4-12-1966 3/6)

James P. Thompson, Larimer County clerk and Sheriff Ray Scheerer intend to seek re-election in November (6-13-1966 16/5)

LaJunta Chamber of Commerce joining Colorado's two senators in protesting the IRS plan to close five IRS offices (6-13-1966 26/1)

Fire at a dairy bar and service station yesterday caused $55,000 in damage, but no injuries were reported (6-22-1966 25/6)

A Sheriff's deputy and a jail trustee were placed on duty with a county weed burning crew that asked for protection (7-18-1966 23/2)

Area citizens group to circulate petitions to force election on whether to fluoridate water supply of Ft. Collins (7-25-1966 15/7)

George M. James of Ft. Collins named to replace late Kenneth Johnson as clerk of 8th District Court (8-4-1966 2/8)

Voters in east Larimer County Water District elect two board members (8-11-1966 26/6)

More than 100 petitions presented to city clerk in attempt to prevent fluoridation of Ft. Collins water supply without vote (9- 2-1966 11/3)

Englewood woman sues Sheriff and Under Sheriff of Ft. Collins for violation of constitutional rights (9-4-1966 1/7)

City council votes to place question of fluoridation of city water to vote of the people (9-16-1966 68/4)

Cigarette tax for the city requested to raise city funds (9-28-1966 25/4)

Ft. Collins seeks cigarette tax; approval is expected (10-10-1966 25//4)

Harry E. Troxell, teacher at CSU, will take over duties as a city council (member) effective April 7 (3-21-1966 41/4)

1967

Squire Stevens, 52, of Fort Collins has been named Postmaster to succeed Walter Wyss who has retired (1-2-1967 65/2)

Ft. Collins police Chief Roy Holliday is quitting his job to take a Washington post (2-1-1967 20/1)

Mayor Harvey G. Johnson, 71, said today he wouldn't seek re-election for city of Ft. Collins elections April 4 (2-16-1967 34/3)

Ralph M. Smith appointed Chief of Police (4-1-1967 34/1)

Elected Stanley Case, Robert Rudolph, Glenwood Epling and Maurice Nelson to Ft. Collins School Board (5-3-1967 38/1)

The Dept. of HUD has approved a $1,150,500 water and sewer facilities grant for Ft. Collins, Sec. R. C. Weaver announced today (6-16-1967 16/7)

Ft. Collins police today were still seeking Ray Salas, 28, of San Antonio, Texas, for questioning in fatal shooting of two Ft. Collins men (7-24-1967 24/2)

A $1,150,500 grant to assist Ft. Collins in construction of water facilities was announced today by the U. S. Dept. of Housing (HUD) (8-4-1967 23/7)

A spokesman of Ft. Collins Police Dept. said yesterday a murder suspect, R. Gonzales arrested in Michigan, will be returned to Ft. Collins (8-6-1967 28/4)

The City Council approved on first reading last week a 1% sales tax for Ft. Collins, effective January 1st (10-29-1967 35/1)

The State Dept. of Public Health announced it has approved a proposed water treatment plant and covered storage reservoir to handle peak water needs of Ft. Collins (12-7-1967 35/1)

1968

The City Council has granted a permit to Ft. Collins Video, Inc., to operate a cable TV system in the city. (1-14-1968)

John L. Baudek, 30, Admin. Asst. to City Manager, Tom Coffey, announced his resignation today (1-26-1968 3/8)

Karl E. Carson, 53, a dentist, yesterday was elected mayor by the city council succeeding T. W. Bennett who resigned a week ago (4-19-1968 3/3)

Concern over increased juvenile delinquency in the Ft. Collins area has led to a campaign for an interim youth home for teenagers (6-5-1968 24/2)

A Ft. Collins police sergeant was suspended preparatory to dismissal and a patrolman resigned after an incident at police station last week (8-7-68 19/2)

A controversial proposed city ordinance that was recently submitted as emergency legislation to help curb disturbances on the CSU campus was tabled indefinitely yesterday by Ft. Collins City Council (12-13-1968 22/1)

The chairman of Larimer Cty Commissioners said yesterday no investigation is planned into alleged mismanagement of the County Sheriff's Office (12-29-1968 33/1)

1969

A 19 year old youth was found dead in his apartment in Ft. Collins today; Mark Peschlera, San Francisco, CA (2-25-1969 13/6)

Mark Peschlera, 21, San Francisco, CA, was found dead in his apartment apparently died of an overdose of narcotics (2-26-1969 2/5)

The Ft. Collins City Council voted 4-0 yesterday to grant a 3.2 beer license to CSU (3-21-1969 23/3)

Sale of liquor in Ft. Collins was approved yesterday by a vote of 4,853 to 2,691 in an election which attracted 78% of the registered voters (4-9-1969 59/1)

About 100 students in Poudre H. S. and Ft. Collins H. S. are using drugs, a police officer said in Fort Collins today (4-21-1969 2/7 2/7)

14 persons of 157 arrested remained in jail today after a weekend clash w/police that saw "College Days" at CSU turn into a rock- and-bottle-throwing melee (5-5-1969 52/1 PIX PG)

Letter to Editor: Year after year Ft. Collins has its' College Days and year after year there is a big ruckus and many young people in jail--should hire more policemen (5-8-1969 21/2)

Mayor Karl E. Carson and members of the Ft. Collins City Council spent more than two hours last night wrestling with the technical problems of changing the city from "dry" to "wet." (5-16-1969 3/2)

For years, the tallest building in Ft. Collins was a stuccoed structure labeled Strang Elevator, but no other building rivaled its' height until early 1960s (5-26-1969 55/1 PIX PG)

The City Magistrate of Ft. Collins was suspended indefinitely from practicing law in Colorado in an order issued today by the State Superior Court (5-26-1969 13/1)

The Ft. Collins City Council named J. E. Kochenburger to serve as interim City Magistrate (5-27-1969 19/5)

This city's Municipal Judge, J. J. Tobin, who was suspended from law practice May 26 by Colorado Supreme Court for "gross negligence," received words of praise yesterday from Ft. Collins City Council (6-6-1969 56/1)

Details of the first phase of a proposed $3,770,456 downtown beautification and underground parking plan were announced in Ft. Collins yesterday before members of the Downtown Merchants Association (6-13-1969 30/5)

Charles W. Hoffman, Ft. Collins, filed a suit in District Court in Ft. Collins asking to be reinstated to Ft. Collins Police Dept. (6-22-1969 47/3)

Senators Allott and Dominick said that a U. S. Forest Service finance office to serve the entire nation will be established in Fort Collins (7-18-1969 1/3)

City Council yesterday set a minimum rate of $3 per dwelling unit per month for water over the objections of apartment owners (7-18-1969 27/5)

Agriculture Secretary Hardin has confirmed the location of a national consolidated Forest Service accounting office in Ft. Collins (7-20-1969 26/4)

The first legal drink of spirituous liquor sold in Ft. Collins since 1896 was served about 5:00 p.m. August 8 (8-10-1969 27/1)

A fire destroyed 10 more acres of timberland overnight near Chambers Lake about 40 miles west of Ft. Collins despite a slight rain (8-12-1969 27/1)

The cause of death of Fred Sanchez, 45, Cheyenne, WY, who was found shot to death in a cabin near Ft. Collins was listed as "undetermined" yesterday by County Coroner (8-26-1969 20/5)

City Council voted to take part in second phase of the Six Cities Windy Gap Water Study (11-7-1969 31/5)

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COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY

CSU GROWTH/MOBY GYMNASIUM

THE MORNING STAR (9/11/1966, pages 2-4)

Over $20 million worth of construction has been completed or is in progress this year on the Colorado State University campus. It is only the building proposed in the next decade, that would provide facilities for 25,000 students. A great increase in early enrollment brought a need for buildings. Colorado State University had to limit enrollment to 50% of High School students. 4 buildings were completed in 1966 (including Moby Gymnasium), which cost $4.6 million. Moby Gymnasium was financed with State funds, the other 3 buildings were paid for in part or all by Federal funds. Enrollment almost doubled in the last 3 years.

FORT COLLINS CONSERVATISM VIS A VIS THE UNIVERSITY

DEMOCRACY'S COLLEGE-Hansen (pages 445-448)

Students questioning established norms conflicted at times with elements of the town. Fort Collins was an unusually conservative town. That is, with the exception of several 3.2 beer halls, prohibition remained in force. Politically (despite the passing of Joseph McCarthy), an intense opposition to communism continued and frequently manifested itself in criticism of the University. Academic freedom was a foolish liberal notion if it permitted anti-American ideas to obtain a hearing. Furthermore, although "White Trade Only" signs no longer appeared in store front windows, prejudice against Mexican-Americans and Blacks was frequently evident.

Throughout its' history, the School had shared a somewhat peculiar relationship with the town. Local initiative contributed to the establishment of a College at Fort Collins in 1870. On innumerable occasions, local political support had bolstered the institution in times of need. Yet, there prevailed an unmistakable local feeling, that the school existed for the convenience of the town. It should provide jobs and patronize local businesses; Colorado State University should conduct its affairs in compliance with the community's wishes. Usually this outlook had an economic basis (as when the landlords said yes to the construction of dormitories or when athletic boosters sought a new Gymnasium and football stadium instead of a library or humanities building). Often though, ideological conformity was also desired. During the 1960s, this position contributed to some serious difficulties. An American Legion stag show brought protests by students against double standards, double standards incensed women students. This caused student problems locally.

PEACE CORPS

DEMOCRACY'S COLLEGE-Hansen (pages 391-392, 401)

In 1947, the Peace Corps was started by Maurice Albertson, Pauline Birky Kreutzer & others, with the sponsorship of CSU.

A .R. CHAMBERLAIN

CSU CENTENNIAL ISSUE (1970)

Photo caption: Dr. A. R. Chamberlain became the ninth president of Colorado State University in July 1969. He had served as executive vice-president of CSU & treasurer to the State Board of Agriculture, the School's governing body. Chamberlain joined the school in 1956 as associate professor of civil engineering and coordinator of civil engineering research.

A. R. CHAMBERLAIN

DEMOCRACY'S COLLEGE-Hansen (page 462)

1969

Chamberlain appointed president succeeding William E. Morgan. He was the Student Body Association's own candidate after they had assembled a search Committee. Morgan had been struggling with civil rights groups and questions at CSU. He had been termed a scapegoat (by Hansen) for student frustration. Morgan's willing accessibility to students made him vulnerable to criticism. In the board's opinion, Chamberlain had consistently demonstrated exceptional competence in resolving difficult institutional problems. Chamberlain was the first to earn a CSU Ph.D. degree (engineering) 1955. He was made Vice-President for administration in 1961.

MORGAN RESIGNS AS PRESIDENT

DEMOCRACY'S COLLEGE-Hansen (page 462)

1969

A. R. Chamberlain appointed president.

JAMES H. MEREDITH OFFICIATES AT CSU PROGRAM

DEMOCRACY'S COLLEGE-Hansen (page 441)

1963

CSU BASKETBALL

COLORADOAN (4/15/1984 Crossroads section, page 12)

Jim Williams coached the basketball team through the most successful era, the 1960s. They went to the National Invitational Tournament or the NCAA Tournament six times during the 60s. They advanced to the elite 8 in the NCAA Tournament in 1968 before losing to Drake. Bill Green (only CSU 1st team All American) was drafted by the Boston Celtics, but feared flying & disliked long travel. He went on to become a successful teacher-administrator in New York.

HUGHES STADIUM/HARRY HUGHES

CSU CENTENNIAL ISSUE (10/18/1968)

CSU's new 30,000 seat Hughes Stadium will be dedicated at 1 p.m. Saturday prior to the CSU-Air Force Academy game. The 30 minute dedication ceremony included the Air Force Band (welcomed by president Morgan) and a dedicatory address by Gov. Love. Dr. Morgan then presented the stadium to the Board of Agriculture. Bill Cosby did a show at 8:00 P.M. Saturday in the Colorado State University Auditorium, presented by CSU's Special Events Board, in connection with the dedication.

HUGHES STADIUM/HARRY HUGHES

COLORADOAN (2/8/1970) and CSU CENTENNIAL ISSUE

In 1968 CSU became a member of the Western Athletic Conference and the Rams dedicated a new 30,000 seat football stadium. CSU's new football stadium was named in honor of Harry Walker Hughes, a legendary figure in Aggies' history. Hughes coached the Aggies from 1911 to 1941; during that time he produced 8 Conference Champions. He soon became known as the "Dean" of Rocky Mountain football coaches. Hughes developed a maneuver, which became known as the "million dollar play." It worked so well for so long, that it became nationally famous and widely copied. "The play (from the old single wing formation) started with the tailback or fullback receiving the snap from center and heading into the line. Before crossing the line, the ball carrier handed off to a blocking back who would lateral to an end coming around."

MORGAN LIBRARY

MUSEUM (PIONEER ASSOCIATION #2) SCRAPBOOK (page 87)

1964

Increased study areas are the most distinguishing features of the new Library. Total seating capacity of the new Library is 2,000, ranging from lounge areas to typing rooms to graduate and student study cubicles to smoking rooms.

CSU GROWTH

DEMOCRACY'S COLLEGE-Hansen (page 406)

By 1962, Colorado State University had reached an enrollment of 7,304 students. Colorado State University was beginning to advance dramatically in income from contracts & research grants, which exceeded $3,000,000. Rapid growth caused problems at Colorado State University, especially for an administrative structure whose organization lags somewhat behind the development of the University.

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMITTEE/COMMISSIONERS

DEMOCRACY'S COLLEGE-Hansen (page 455, 457)

1964

A CSU Human Relations Committee (organized by faculty volunteers and a Fort Collins Human Relations Commission, composed of a small group of Liberals) was established to exert informal pressure against blatant discrimination, but without great success. Despite occasional hearings and meetings with landlords, the group neither deterred existing discriminatory practices nor inspired the confidence of CSU Blacks & Mexican-Americans. A Colorado Civil Rights Commission reported on the inadequate non-discrimatory measures at CSU. Martin Luther's assassination gave reform attempts new urgency. Yet a reorganized Human Relations Committee had NO AUTHORITY to implement its' responsibilities. Some new courses for minorities were taught by professors not fully qualified for the subjects. A program designed to recruit minority students did not receive enough scholarship money to be viewed as more than a token experimental step for the 1968/1969 school year. Although the Civil Rights problem had just been recognized, it had not yet become a major institutional priority.

THE ANTI-VIETNAM WAR MOVEMENT

DEMOCRACY'S COLLEGE-Hansen (pages 453-458)

1967

Protest groups (composed of local citizens, students & faculty), became a BIG PART of Larimer County's Democratic party. They were very respectable and moderate; they used politics as a vehicle for change. A "Vigil for Peace" occurred in February of that year. There was a "Peace Action Now" parade to the Veterans' Memorial downtown. The protest march followed. The Agriculture building was occupied by students, protesting against Dow Chemical Company recruiting on campus. Eugene McCarthy later was here in 1968. There was much Anti-War Sentiment.

DENVER POST ARTICLES

1961

Businessmen charge administration of Aggies of trying to kill intercollegiate football at school (5-14-1961 2/3 B)

1962

CSU set aside tract of Foothills Research Campus for industrial research park (1-21-1962 3/4 D)

2,000 kids expected to attend Nickel Halloween Carnival at CSU (10-24-1962 31/1)

1963

CSU board, restaurant group agree on campus food policy (8-23-1963 23/1)

1964

A drama will be presented July 20 through 22 at the Center Theater on the campus of CSU (7-13-1964 11/7)

Letter to the Editor: L. Ratliff: Comments on editorial of J. Gascoyne, of CSU (11-27-1965 8/2)

CSU student at Governor's Forum takes issue with city's 3.2 beer policy. Says it is city of wide streets and narrow minds (12-1-1965 3/3)

1967

Ft. Collins largest industry, CSU, has tripled its size in the last 5 years (4-24-1967 46/1 Pix pg.)

1968

Suggested routes have been outlined for local and out-of-town fans at CSU Inaugural football game in Hughes Stadium (9-27-1968 64/5)

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CIVIC

FORT COLLINS AREA CENTENNIAL

MUSEUM (PIONEER ASSOCIATION #2) SCRAPBOOK (page 4)

8/2/1964

August 2nd, Larimer County Commissioners dressed up to look like Commissioners of the past, when they met for regular sessions. Also included in the festivities was a "Century of Fashion" show depicting authentic clothing of the past decade, a beard growing contest was also held.

FORT COLLINS AREA CENTENNIAL

Northern Colorado Star (2/6/1964)

"5 gala Centennial events" planned for a year through next August. This included a series of plays presented by the Little Theater group, which will occur during the Spring. There is a Memorial Day Service, including orchestra & choral concerts. There will be a 4th of July program & a Centennial pageant in early August. August 2nd, 1964-Larimer County Commissioners dressed up to look like the Commissioners of the past when they met for their regular session. Also included in the festivities were a "Century of Fashion" show, depicting authentic clothing of past decades & "a beard growing contest". Commemorative medals will be sold.

FORT COLLINS CENTENNIAL

COLORADOAN (7/19/1964)

Pioneer Panarama detailing founding of Fort Collins to be given this week. Programs in file. Masons gave own pageant on their participation in early Fort Collins history.

FORT COLLINS CENTENNIAL

Miller Collection-COLORADOAN

1964

See photographs

FORT COLLINS CENTENNIAL

MUSEUM (PIONEER ASSOCIATION #2) SCRAPBOOK (page 4)

1964

More than 1000 people observed the official ceremony of the Fort Collins Centennial. Charles N. Shepardson (Graduate of FCHS and CSU) spoke at the Centennial banquet held on August 20th...There was a text address given by Justice Byron White on Memorial day.

BYRON WHITE TO THE SUPREME COURT

MUSEUM (RED) SCRAPBOOK-See attached photograph

1962

Justice Byron White's speech at Fort Collin's Centennial Celebration.

Miller collection-transcripts

1964

POUDRE R-1 SCHOOL DISTRICT FORMED

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL REPORT (page 13A)

1960

In July of that year, 30 County School Districts were consolidated into 3: Poudre R-1, Thompson R-2 J & Park. Before reorganization, "No other School District in the area had enough pupils to operate an economical elementary or high school." With reorganization, some of the un-economical schools were closed and pupils were transported to large attendance schools. Some schools were retained, where transportation was viewed as impractical. Poudre R-1 enrollment increased 72% during the decade.

HOLY FAMILY CHURCH

FORT COLLINS' YESTERDAYS-Swanson (page 66)

1969

When a large part of the building burned in March of 1969, some proposed that the time had come for integrating all Catholics into St. Joseph's Church. There was by then however, a special tradition & heritage (for Spanish speaking Catholics) that some valued. A few oldtimers said bitterly they didn't want us then, why should we combine now? Records suggested that St. Joseph's Church (as well as other churches) welcomed the Spanish speaking people. But the advantages (in interpersonal relationships in a small church) outweighed consolidation. The Majorican priests, who began work at Holy Family when Father Trudel left were from the island of Majorca in the Mediterranean (the Theater order), prepared paella for the Fiesta of Colorado. Parishioners contributed to the international flavor that has always been a part of this town. They preach a sermon in Spanish at 8:00 A.M. Sunday Mass.

MISSILE IN FORT COLLINS

COLORADOAN (7/12/1961 and 12/15/1986)

An Atlas Series "E" missile (intercontinental) was brought through Fort Collins on July 12th, on its' way to the missile silo. The "site" was about 2 miles NW of Ted's place off Colorado 14. The missile arrived in Fort Collins with a lot of fanfare... "It was paraded down Howes Street and displayed briefly near City Hall. Mayor H. Fink, Jr., officially received it." (After speeches by Air Force brass, the missile was trucked to its launch site for installation). The missile was removed a few years later when it became obsolete. The "site" was being turned into a commercial record center.

DENVER POST ARTICLES

1960

Prom Queen Leilani Damke crowned (5-4-1960 21/3)

$65,000 goal for area's United Fund (9-29-1960 31/2)

School law upheld in Fort Collins (10-27-1960 47/3)

1961

Fort Collins residents attack civil defense demonstration (4-27-1961 3/1)

Bob Cates, Sterling basketball coach hired (5-9-1961 49/1)

Bill Maurer takes Fort Collins amateur golf tournament (6-5-1961 41/3)

To get federal grant for study of park and recreation needs (6-13-1961 17/2)

Children's fishing contest set for Red Feather Lakes celebration (6-27-1961 17/6)

To host Little World Series Friday night (8-11-1961 14/3)

Economist said key to closing gap between have and have not nations is education (8-16-1961 2/6)

Civic Symphony Society schedules four concerts this year (10-3-1961 54/5)

Rejects school bond issue (10-11-1961 61/4)

Clinton E. Smith appointed Chief of Police (11-2-1961 70/7)

"Under Western Skies" ballet to be Saturday (11-10-1961 34/3)

Win 50-48 over Longmont in Basketball (12-17-1961 2/8 B)

1962

Letters will go out soon from Poudre R-1 Board of Education asking for applications for superintendent (1-6-1962 7/1)

Ft. Collins drubbed Longmont 18 to 5 (5-6-1962 2/5 B)

Pop concert to be presented May 23 (5-22-1962 22/3)

Captured Colorado Jr. Champ Track Meet with 143 points (6-7-1962 4/3 B)

Lapidary handiwork of Dr. Burton D. Longyear to be displayed at Rock and Gem Show (7-12-1962 31/1)

Warnock appears best of defensive line in league (9-12-1962)

60/1

Replaced Boulder as top team in Post Poll of high schools (9-26-1962 51/3)

Ruth Sienczynaka to appear with Fort Collins Civic Symphony Orchestra in concert (9-30-1962 9/1 R)

Lambkins retain top rung (10-3-1962 75/1)

Ruth Sienczynska, pianist, to play with Fort Collins Civic Symphony Orchestra Monday (11-4-1962 5/1 R)

Board of Education of Poudre Valley District awarded contract to Weaver Construction Co. for work at Ft. Collins (11-22-1962 58/1)

1963

Retained its' lightweight division crown but lost its' 1963 heavyweight title to Palmer of Colorado Springs (5-3-1963 4/4 B)

Fort Collins Civic Symphony Orchestra to open its' 15th season Sunday (10-8-1963 20/7)

Fort Collins to face Longmont this week (10-9-1963 56/1)

Lutherans celebrate 25th anniversary (11-16-1963 8/3 Religion)

1964

Ft. Collins defeated Greeley 64-59 in basketball (1-19-1964 4/7 B)

Impalas defeated Sterling 67-61 Friday night (1-30-1965 7/2)

Children's Theater of Ft. Collins will sponsor two performances Saturday (3-29-1964)

Two ancient Russian icons are new possessions at St. Luke Episcopal Church (4-4-1964 8/6 R 2-3 pic)

B. L. White will speak in Ft. Collins May 30 initiating a summer long program observing city centennial (5-20-1964 56/5f)

Byron White returned to his hometown Saturday to help celebrate its' 100th birthday (5-31-1964 3/5 AAA)

The Golden Eagles Exhibition Jump Team opened their chutes an estimated 500 feet above ground Sunday (6-1-1964 13/2)

C. N. Shepardson will give the main address at the Ft. Collins Centennial banquet, August 20 at CSU (6-3-1964 45/8)

Women will wear the 1860 floor length dresses in celebration of the city's 100th anniversary (7-10-1964 14/1 Cont Pic)

Little Theater Group will present Shakespeare's, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (7-14-1964 25/3)

The football team should have a good season (9-13-1964 29/3 Spec. Sec.)

Fort Collins Poudre High School Impalas are going to be a bit shy of experienced linemen, but can't miss being a title threat with Shoemaker and Troxell (9-13-1964 29/3ss)

Ripped Sterling 20-6 Sat. night (10-4-1964 44/3)

PHS will be dedicated Sunday (10-11-1964 3/4)

The $1.8 million Poudre High School will be dedicated Sunday at 2:00 p.m. (10-11-1964 3/4)

Poudre High School Impalas were defeated by Lakewood Tigers 59-7 (11-22-1964 73/1 w/art)

University Plaza has been opened by Fort Collins Development Company near CSU campus in Fort Collins (12-5-1964 17/1)

1965

Violist P. Doktor will be guest artist Feb 7 with Fort Collins Civic Symphony Orchestra (1-31-1965 5/4 R)

Coach R. S. McCandless has accepted head football coaching post at Wray High School (6-3-1965 69/2)

Defeated Greeley Central 50-47 Friday night (2-27-1965 10/5)

Gary R. Klein won first place Sat. in the Young Artist Competition (3-16-1965 30/3)

Claude Monteux will be guest soloist April 11 at 8:15 p.m. at Lincoln Jr. High School (4-3-1965 37/1 R Pic.)

The Fort Collins Community Concert series has a limited number of tickets for Denver area residents (10-10-1965 5/1 R)

Pianist Eugene List will be guest artist with the Symphony Nov. at 8:15 (11-5-1965 32/4)

Announced it has suspended 7 of its" football players because of training violations (11-11-1965 58/8)

Impalas football team shows established winning tradition while the school still is in its' infant year (11-18-1965 93/6 w/pic)

Impalas defeated Boulder 17-14 yesterday (11-21-1965 53/7 w/pic)

Impalas will play Thomas Jefferson in state playoffs (11-22-1965 49/4)

Impalas defeated Thomas Jefferson 2-0 yesterday (11-28-1965 49/4)

Poudre's only loss of the season this year was one they couldn't afford; it was to Pueblo Central for state title (12-5-1965 77/7 pix pg )

Pueblo Central defeats Poudre for state title; coach Lesar comments (12-5-1965 77/1 pix PG)

Pueblo Central wins AAA for defense of Poudre HS (12-6-1965 73/1)

William G. McBride named Colorado's "Teacher of the Year" (12-7-1965 59/3 w/pic)

Cheyenne teams to provide opposition for tournament (12-29-1965 63/2)

1966

Fort Collins High School football team appears to be headed to the Northern league championship (1-22-1966 8/1)

Leonard Ross will be guest soloist March 6 with the orchestra at 8:15 p.m. in Lincoln Jr. High Auditorium. (2-27-1966 8/4 R)

Arthur B. Kissack, graduate of University of Wyoming, named assistant varsity football and track coach; Lew Hawk (?), C.S.U graduate named assistant basketball coach (6-9-1966 60/2)

Sixth annual Gem and Mineral show will be held June 17th and 18th (6-15-1966 50/5)

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Bond faced with problem in sending their daughter to school since it has been closed and nearest one is often inaccessible (8-5-1966 1/3)

Poudre School Board offered $50 a month if Suzan Bond will go to Ft. Collins to school (8-16-1966 3/5 pic.)

S. Bond offered $50 a month by Poudre School Board after her school closed (8-16-1966 26/6)

A major interruption of cross country communications occurred yesterday when a farmer severed two heavy telephone cables buried under a wheat field (9-4-1966 1/7)

Fort Collins High School wins 6-0 non-league football victory over Alameda (9-18-1966 53/6)

Prep player of the week is Pat McGraw at Ft. Collins; he is nephew of great grid player Thurman McGraw (10-4-1966 26/6)

The Fort Lambkins won the Northern Leagues showdown of unbeaten high school football teams yesterday against the Loveland Indians (10-15-1966 8/1)

Fort Collins Poudre High School has been named one of the first 10 high schools in the U. S. to participate in the Jr. Air Force ROTC program (3-11-1966 58/3)

Tickets to go on sale tomorrow for 18th season of the Symphony: season to open Nov. 6 with Leonard Pennario as guest soloist (9-25-1966 11/2 R)

Residents of the Poudre School District approved a $3.9 million school construction bond issue (10-12-1966 53/6)

The elk season in areas Z and T west of Fort Collins does not close until November 6 (10-23-1966 63/1)

Leonard Pennario to be piano soloist with Symphony Nov. 6 (10-30-1966 4/3 R)

Donald Haddad named principal horn player (11-11-1966 45/3 R)

High school Jr. & Sr. students eligible to compete in 12th annual Young Artist Competition sponsored by Symphony Society (11-27-1966 45/3 R)

A new era of time keeping is to begin in Fort Collins today on the stroke of 5:00 p.m. Colorado is now the official time signal center of the U. S. (11-30-1966 35/5)

1967

Robert Gerie, violinist, will be guest soloist Jan 29 with the Ft. Collins Symphony (1-22-1967 33/2 R)

Ed Rice who has coached basketball at Poudre High since it opened its' doors three years ago has resigned his basketball coaching duties today (2-22-1967 37/1)

Lynn Blair and Larry Day will present "Opera Cameos" on March 5 at Ft. Collins Symphony Society season (2-26-1967 13/3 R)

Ft. Collins plans a hometown welcome for Lt. Gen. Lewis W. Walt, commander of Marine forces in Vietnam for two years (6-11-1967 54/2)

Lt. Gen. Lewis W. Walt returned to a triumphant welcome today at Ft. Collins where he was a star football player (6-15-1967 59/1)

This Northern Colorado Community settled back today after giving a whole-hearted welcome to one of its' favorite sons, "Corky" Walt (6-16-1967 23/1 PIC)

Fort Collins Civic Symphony tickets go on sale Sept. 26 for the 19th season of the Symphony (9-24-1967 10/6 R)

Will sponsor a 2-day Flea Market Oct. 6 & 7 (10-1-1967, 17/1)

A chamber concert will be presented Oct. 15 - Wilfred Schwartz, violinist of Ft. Collins Civic Symphony will be one of the performers (10-8-1967 8/3 A)

Ft. Collins Civic Symphony will be one of the performers (10-8-1967 8/3 A)

Pianist Alexander Uninsky will be guest soloist with the Ft. Collins Symphony Nov. 5 in the Lincoln Auditorium at Ft. Collins (10-29-1967 13/1R)

High school Juniors and Seniors are (in) annual Young Artist Competition of the Ft. Collins Symphony Society on the recommendation of their teachers (10-31-1967 46/1)

The Christmas convocation of the Rocky Mountain Conference of Methodist Church will open here Tuesday, December 26 with 1,000 from four state areas expected (12-24-1967 7/8)

The Holiday basketball tournament will begin tomorrow night (12-27-1967 33/1)

First round of Fort Collins Invitational basketball tournament saw come-from-behind victory over Laramie 57-53 (12-29-1967 34/7)

The recent approval of a community park in Ft. Collins, Colorado, by the Federal Bureau of Outdoor Recreation boosted the funding of projects past the $1 million mark (12-31-1967 25/1)

1968

A protest against the Vietnam war has been scheduled in Ft. Collins March 4 by the Peace Action New Committee (2-29-1968 46/2)

Leaders of Ft. Collins' five veterans servicemen's organizations decided to ignore a Vietnam War protest march tomorrow (3-3-1968 13/1)

Virginia Bablkian, soprano will be soloist Jan. 28 with the Ft. Collins Symphony (1-21-1968 34/5)

Leslie Parnas, cellist, will appear at 8:15 March 3 in Lincoln Auditorium with Ft. Collins Symphony (2-25-1968 33/1 R)

The program has been announced for the concert of the Orchestra at 8:15 March 3 in Lincoln Jr. High School (2-27-1968 26/4)

Most Ft. Collins area teachers have expressed a desire for change in the present school tax system but they don't favor mass letters of resignation to enforce such action. (3-7-1968 32/4)

The Poudre R-1 Board of Education agreed yesterday to use its' office to collect teachers' contributions to political action arm of the Colorado Education Association (4-2-1968 12/8)

The Ft. Collins Symphony will close its' 19th season at 8:15 p.m. May 12 with a concert featuring the winners of the Young Artists Competition (5-5-1968 9/4 R)

Ft. Collins Orchestra will close out the season tonight with its' annual Young Artists Concert at Lincoln Jr. High School Auditorium (5-12-1968 4/3 R)

Helen M. Greene Theater will open its' first season Friday, July 26, at 8:00 p.m. with "The Music Man." (7-21-1968 5/2 R)

A rosy success story of cooperation between town & gown can be found in the celebration this season of Ft. Collins Symphony's 20th anniversary (9-29-1968 3/1 R)

As protest marches go, it was a good one--there were at least 500 demonstrators--they called it a protest march all right, a protest on trash (9-29-1968 14/1 EMP pix)

Civic Symphony Orchestra will open its' 20th season at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 in Lincoln (Jr.) High School Auditorium (10-27-1968 9/1 R)

High school juniors and seniors are invited to enter the 14th annual Young Artist Competition sponsored by Ft. Collins Symphony Society (11-13-1968 29/7)

1969

Women's Guild of the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra gives this music group a big lift. (1-5-1969 10/1 cont w/pix)

All Colorado educators should actively support recommendations for revamping the state's School Foundation Act says Dr. Robert Johnson, Jr. (1-9-1969 29/1)

Trees available to Colorado residents for useful purposes (2-10-1969 2/4)

Ft. Collins Civic Symphony will perform at 8:15 p.m. Mar. 2 in Lincoln Jr. High School. Wilfred Schwartz is music director. (2-26-1969 70/5)

Two Denver musicians will be soloists with the Ft. Collins Symphony Orchestra at 8:15 p.m. May 11 in Lincoln Jr. High School Auditorium (5-8-1969 69/7)

The Rev. Frazier Mitchell said the names of all American servicemen killed in Vietnam will be read from the steps of the Ft. Collins Post Office (May 23 5-20-1969 18/8)

Plans have been completed for a memorial service to honor servicemen who died in Vietnam War (5-22-1969 33/4)

Coach of track and football George W. Scott dies (6-18-1969 56/5)

An estimated 12,000 persons attended the recent one week long celebration opening the First National Bank's 12 story building there (7-6-1969 4/5 J)

The Western Regional Conference of the International Childbirth Education Association meeting will be keynoted by Dr. Herbert Ratner July 25-27 in Ft. Collins (7-16-1969 47/1 PIC)

Beef boycott begins, parade postponed a week (9-8-1969 9/2)

Postponed beef march now set for (9/15 9-10-1969 21/4)

In observance of the bicentennial of Beethoven's birth, one composition of the master will be included in each concert of the 21st season of Ft. Collins Symphony Orchestra (10-19-1969 35/3)

AAA Champion Poudre Mashes Longmont 36-7 (11-14-1969)

Viet Nam War Moratorium observance here took a one-day pause yesterday (11-14-1969 75/6)

Poudre Impalas improved their No. 1 credentials as Arvada fell to them 14-7 in Class AAA playoff action yesterday (11-16-1969 42/1)

Grand opening ceremonies are scheduled Nov. 24 at modernistic tower building of Fort Collins Federal Savings and Loan Association (11-19-1969 85/1)

Poudre beats Grand Junction 29-20 for State Class AAA Football Title (11-20-1969 51/6, see also 52/1)

SANCHEZ: Poudre beat Pueblo Central 21-6 to gain final berth in state football playoff (11-23-1969 37/5)

A couple of latecomers - Grand Junction and Ft. Collins Poudre will vie for AAA grid title in public school league (11-27-1969 86/1)

District Judge Dale E. Shannon, Ft. Collins, received the 1969 Community Builder award yesterday (12-3-1969 77/5)

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NATURAL PHENOMENA

STATE DRY GOODS FIRE

Fort Collins COLORADOAN (6/29/1965)

Fire Chief Clifford Carpenter was killed & James Witchel, a fireman, injured by a collapsed interior wall (of the Collinado Drug Store) while checking the gas meter. They were fighting one of the worst fires in the City's recent history. It began at approximately 10:20 P.M., and before midnight it had engulfed & destroyed the entire State Dry Goods Company, Collinado Drug, Bowens Book Store & offices of several tenants on the 2nd floor. The State Dry Goods building was located at the intersection of College Avenue and Oak Street. Damages were in excess of $1 million. It was later determined, that the fire did start in front of Bowens Book Store. The Chief was later buried at Grandview Cemetery.

7/4/1965 p.4

Cause not known as of this date. Initially, it was thought is was arson by a fireworks display being thrown through window. Was discounted by police.

TRIANGLE REVIEW (5/4/77)

Fire broke out in front of Bowens Book Store.

STATE DRY GOODS FIRE

MUSEUM (PIONEER ASSOCIATION #1) SCRAPBOOK (page 15)

June 1965

City landmark, the State Dry Goods Building destroyed by fire June, 1965; damage estimated at 1 Million. Located at Oak and College. Fort Collins Fire Chief Clifford Carpenter died in the collapse of one of the walls.

DENVER POST ARTICES

1966

UFOs sighted in Colorado (4-3-1966 2/7)

Two Fort Collins policemen report having seen bright red UFO last night (4-4-1966 14/4)

200 fire fighters battle fire in Roosevelt National near Ft. Collins (8-30-1966 3/1)

Forest fire brought under control early this morning; rain aided the fire fighters (8-31-1966 25/4)

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MILITARY ACTIVITIES/WAR

DENVER POST ARTICLES

1969

Army National Guard Units from CO, IN, SD, and WI were to arrive at Ft. Carson today for two weeks of active duty training. (6-8-1969 56/1)

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HEALTH/MEDICINE

NATIONAL PLAGUE BRANCH

EMPIRE MAGAZINE (12/2/1979 page 44)

1979

"The National Plague Branch of the U.S. Public Health Service has its' laboratory and scientists here in Fort Collins. With a staff of nine it monitors, analyzes & consults on plague cases in the United States. The United States is the advisor for the World Health Organization for Plague in the Western Hemisphere". It was formed shortly after the 1900 Plague. Initially, it was located in San Francisco, moved to Fort Collins in 1968. Dealt with the Fremont County Plague case in 1976 of a young woman (which also decimated prairie dog colonies). Dr. Allan Barnes was the chief of the Branch.

DENVER POST ARTICLES

1964

Twenty people who were in the Fourth of July parade have food poisoning from the potato salad (7-7-1964 2/1)

B. Tinsley was injured Monday when a butane gas explosion demolished a port-of-entry station on U. S. Highway 287 (7-27-1964 3/2)

1965

Will dedicate new surgical-metabolic lab (9-24-1965 16/7)

1966

Gene Halstead, Sterling High School football player, remained in critical condition today at Children's Hospital in Denver (10-19-1966 78/5)

1969

25 Ft. Collins firemen were given inoculations yesterday after a fireman was stricken April 11 with hepatitis (4-13-1969 3/3)

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CIVIL RIGHTS

INTEGRATION BOYCOTT

DEMOCRACY'S COLLEGE-Hansen (page 441)

1963

There was a boycott, a protest against a chain store (Woolworth's) which supported Jim Crow in the South. There was much disinterest concerning race issues.

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY'S CIVIL RIGHTS HEARING

DEMOCRACY'S COLLEGE-Hansen (page 458-462)

1968-1969

The Black Student Alliance and the Mexican-American Committee for equality, occupied the Administration Building. A 1969 demonstration resulted at Morgan's house, the National Guard was on hand for other uprisings a few months later. There was a confrontation between Paul Chambers & Morgan, more of a personality conflict. The students had planned a trip to the Capitol; they had problems finding rentals if they belonged to a racial minority. A multitude of problems helped cause little attention to be focused on Civil Rights issues. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission hearing called for more institutional awareness & action to promote non-discrimination.

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TRANSPORTATION

DENVER POST ARTICLES

1962

City Council approved request for fed. aid in building airport (12-14-1962 22/1)

Loveland and Fort Collins may have joint airport (12-20-1962 17/5)

1964

Federal Aviation Agency has granted $418,227 to Fort Collins for airport construction project (6-15-1964 21/3)

Herron Strong Co. submitted the lowest bids Tuesday for construction of a runway at airport (8-19-1964 56/4)

1965

The cities of Fort Collins and Loveland will call for bids in March for fixed base operator to operate general aviation airport (1-30-1965 5/3)

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