An online collaboration between the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery and the Poudre River Public Library District, incorporating historical resources from the Library, the Archive, and the Museum artifact collection.
Old Town and Disneyland's Main Street USA
"Yeah, I was born in that little town... Fort Collins, Colorado. My dad owned a newspaper there, the "Fort Collins Express Courier", and I grew up there. It was a very prosperous town. We had banks that looked like banks, you know, and there was a Victorian city hall. I was born in 1911 and these buildings were around when I was a kid. When I started working on Main Street, I had photographs of Fort Collins taken. I showed them to Walt and he liked them very much. Disneyland's City Hall was copied from Fort Collins... so was the Bank building and some of the others." -- Harper Goff
On June 4, 1919, the 19th Amendment, enfranchising women with the right to vote, was passed by the United States Senate. In August of 1920, the amendment was ratified after approval by 36 states; it was then officially added as an amendment to the Constitution.
Celebrate this historic anniversary by exploring the legacies of local women through photographs, oral histories, and other historical materials from the Archive and Collections at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.