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Larimer County

  • Larimer County

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    Larimer County straddles the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains in north central Colorado.
    Larimer County
  • Larimer County, Detail Map
  • Aerial View of Fort Collins, Nineteenth Century

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    The city of Fort Collins began as an army camp in 1862-64. This nineteenth-century sketch of the city looks southwest, with the Cache la Poudre River in the foreground and Longs Peak in the background.  
    Aerial View of Fort Collins, Nineteenth Century
  • Beaver Meadows, Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Estes Park

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    Ute and Arapaho Native Americans hunted in the area of present-day Estes Park before the town was established by Enos Mills in 1860.
    Estes Park
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References: 

C. W. Buchholtz, Rocky Mountain National Park: A History (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 1983).

Colorado-Big Thompson Project,” United States Department of the Interior: “Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Year Ended December 31, 2012,” City of Greeley, Colorado, 2012.

Data USA, "Larimer County, Colorado," updated 2016.

Honors and Awards,” City of Fort Collins, 2015.

Rose Laflin, “Irrigation, Settlement, and Change on the Cache La Poudre River,” Special Report no. 15, Colorado Water Resources Research Institute (Fort Collins: Colorado State University, 2005).

Rheba Massey, "Was 'Cache La Poudre' the original name of the river that flows through Fort Collins?" Fort Collins History Connection, n.d.

National Park Service, "2012 Visitation Stats Released For Rocky Mountain National Park," February 12, 2013.

Sierra Standish, Beet Borderland (Master's thesis, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 2002).

The Big Thompson Flood of 1976,” Denver Post, July 31, 2012.

Elliot West, Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado (Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1998).

Additional Information: 

Eugene D. Berwanger, The Rise of the Centennial State: Colorado Territory, 1861–76 (Urbana, University of Illinois Press, 2007).

Thomas Noel and John Fielder, Colorado, 1870–2000 Revisited: The History behind the Images (Englewood, CO: Westcliffe Publishers, 2001).

Larimer County, Colorado, "About Larimer County."

Kay Rios, ed., "150th Anniversary, Larimer County" (Fort Collins, CO: Larimer County and BizWest Media, 2011).

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