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Agricultural Extension Service

Added by yongli on 08/21/2015 - 13:57, last changed on 07/25/2018 - 01:07
The agricultural extension service in Colorado (1887–present) links individuals, organizations, and communities with research experts to address agrarian issues. These issues encompass rural problems associated with farming and ranching, as well as urban topics such as cooperative gardens and...

Ammons Hall

Added by yongli on 12/19/2016 - 12:50, last changed on 08/25/2017 - 07:36
Located on the northwest corner of the Oval on the campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins , Ammons Hall opened in 1922 as a women’s gymnasium and social center. Designed by Denver architect Eugene Groves , the Italian Renaissance Revival building signaled that the college recognized...

Beatrice Willard

Added by yongli on 02/03/2017 - 13:27, last changed on 09/20/2018 - 01:07
Dr. Beatrice Willard (1925–2003) was an internationally recognized tundra ecologist who made significant contributions to environmental policy in Colorado and the nation. Her research in the Colorado mountains established her as a well-known ecologist, educator, and negotiator. Early...

Beatrice Willard Alpine Tundra Research Plots

Added by yongli on 10/26/2016 - 14:26, last changed on 09/20/2018 - 01:07
The Beatrice Willard Alpine Tundra Research Plots were established in 1959 by Beatrice Willard at two high-altitude locations along Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). Willard’s studies at the plots and elsewhere in the park were among the first to examine how visitors were...

Carrie Welton

Added by yongli on 08/15/2016 - 14:33, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:41
Carrie Welton (1842–84) was a relatively well-known socialite and amateur mountaineer who climbed Colorado Fourteeners in the 1880s. When Welton perished during an ill-advised autumn ascent of Longs Peak in 1884, she became the focal point of a national discussion concerning backcountry safety and...

Colorado Water Institute

Added by yongli on 04/03/2017 - 16:10, last changed on 08/25/2017 - 11:13
The Colorado Water Institute (CWI), an affiliate of Colorado State University (CSU) since 1965, exists for the express purpose of focusing the expertise of higher education on evolving water concerns and problems in the Centennial State. History Formerly known as the Colorado Water Resources...

Downtown Loveland Historic District

Added by yongli on 05/16/2017 - 16:48, last changed on 01/29/2018 - 01:07
Centered on East Fourth Street, the Downtown Loveland Historic District comprises nine square blocks of the town’s original commercial district. Most of the district lies within the original town plat, and at least fourteen of its fifty-eight buildings date to the late nineteenth century. On...

Elk Culling

Added by yongli on 05/10/2016 - 10:56, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:41
Culling is a wildlife management practice involving the lethal reduction of a species. It has historically been used as a means to control ungulate (hoofed animal) populations in Colorado and throughout the United States. As recently as 2009, it has been used in combination with other population...

Enos Mills

Added by yongli on 10/06/2016 - 16:21, last changed on 09/04/2018 - 09:17
As a boy and as a man, Enos Mills (1870–1922) lived a remarkable life. His bond with nature and wildlife inspired him to overcome personal hardship and become a successful speaker, author, naturalist, businessman, and driving force behind the creation of Rocky Mountain Natio n al Park . Today,...

Fort Collins

Added by yongli on 09/13/2017 - 14:46, last changed on 10/20/2018 - 09:26
Fort Collins, the fourth-most populous city in Colorado, lies along the Cache la Poudre River near the foothills of the northern Front Range . The seat of Larimer County , Fort Collins was founded as an Army camp in 1864 and has since developed into a regional hub for education, business, culture,...

Glaciers

Added by yongli on 05/06/2016 - 15:50, last changed on 08/12/2018 - 01:07
Snow in the high country sometimes accumulates faster than it melts, leading to the formation and continuation of glaciers. Colorado is home to seven glacial regions that reside mainly in central and northern Colorado. Each area sustains unique ecosystems and watersheds crucial to nature and humans...

Gordon Creek Burial Site

Added by yongli on 05/25/2016 - 13:08, last changed on 10/05/2018 - 13:06
Discovered in 1963, the Gordon Creek Burial Site is a Paleo-Indian burial in the Roosevelt National Forest in north-central Colorado. The site, which dates to about 7700 BCE, contained the skeleton of a young woman and several artifacts apparently buried with her. Recently the site has been...

Guggenheim Hall

Added by yongli on 12/19/2016 - 15:32, last changed on 03/26/2018 - 14:10
Built in 1910, Guggenheim Hall is located on the northeast side of the Oval on the campus of Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins . As the headquarters of the school’s home economics program in the early twentieth century, the neoclassical building is significant for its role in the...

Larimer County

Added by yongli on 03/01/2016 - 09:30, last changed on 07/22/2018 - 01:07
Located in north central Colorado, Larimer County encompasses more than 2,600 square miles of plains , foothills, and high mountains in the northern Front Range . The county shares its northern border with Wyoming and borders Weld County to the east, Jackson and Grand Counties to the west, and...

Lindenmeier Folsom Site

Added by yongli on 02/23/2016 - 11:02, last changed on 07/05/2018 - 01:07
Lindenmeier is a large Native American archaeological site dating to the end of the Pleistocene epoch, or Ice Age, in northern Larimer County . The site contains stone tools and animal bones interpreted by archaeologists as the fragmentary remains of an ancient campsite and associated bison kill,...

Longs Peak

Added by yongli on 07/27/2015 - 15:41, last changed on 01/27/2018 - 01:07
Longs Peak is an icon of the Rocky Mountain landscape. At 14,259 feet, it is one of Colorado’s tallest mountains, the only Fourteener in Rocky Mountain National Park . For more than a century, the mountain has inspired adventuresome men and women to test themselves against its bouldered slopes,...

Loveland C&S Rail Depot

Added by yongli on 05/19/2017 - 13:01, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:43
Whether it was stagecoaches on the Overland Trail , steam locomotives bringing crops to market, or automobiles carrying tourists to nearby Rocky Mountain National Park , the city of Loveland has long served as a transportation hub along Colorado’s Front Range . The city’s Colorado & Southern...

Roberts Ranch Buffalo Jump

Added by yongli on 05/24/2017 - 16:31, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 06:26
The Roberts Ranch Buffalo Jump in northern Larimer County is a Protohistoric period (1540–1860 CE) bison kill and butchering site that dates to about 1663–84 and represents one of the southernmost bison jump sites on the Great Plains . Discovered in 1957, the site was excavated in the late 1960s by...

Rocky Mountain National Park

Added by yongli on 10/21/2015 - 16:12, last changed on 01/11/2018 - 01:07
Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) has for a century been one of the country’s most visited national parks. Mountain vistas and wilderness solitude draw millions of people every year. The park lies between elevations of 7,000 and 14,259 feet, harboring plant communities ranging from grassland to...

Rocky Mountain National Park Administration Building

Added by yongli on 10/27/2016 - 16:34, last changed on 09/20/2018 - 01:07
The Rocky Mountain National Park Administration Building, also known as the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, is one of the most historically and architecturally significant National Park Service buildings in the country. It was listed as a National Historic Landmark in 2001. Designed by Frank Lloyd...

Roger Wolcott Toll

Added by yongli on 08/03/2016 - 11:11, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 06:35
Roger Wolcott Toll (1883–1936) was a mountaineer, author, and early employee of the National Park Service (NPS), serving as superintendent of Mt. Rainier, Rocky Mountain , and Yellowstone National Parks before his untimely death in a car accident in 1936. Toll’s career is an example of effective...

Spring Creek Flood of 1997

Added by yongli on 10/22/2015 - 13:14, last changed on 07/15/2018 - 01:07
On July 28, 1997, the city of Fort Collins was inundated with the heaviest rains ever recorded in a Colorado urban area. During the peak of the storm, about six inches fell in an hour and a half. This caused Spring Creek, a tributary of the Cache la Poudre River , to rise thirty feet beyond its...

Stanley Hotel

Added by yongli on 03/16/2016 - 15:07, last changed on 08/21/2018 - 01:07
Designed and funded by Freelan Oscar Stanley , the Stanley Hotel opened in 1909 in Estes Park. The first-class resort helped make Estes Park into a tourist destination, especially after the establishment of Rocky Mountain National Park in 1915. In the late twentieth century, the hotel gained...

State Fish

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Added by Greg Vogl on 02/13/2015 - 17:20, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 06:51
The Greenback Cutthroat Trout, Oncorhynchus clarkii somias , was adopted as the official state fish on March 15, 1994, by an act of the General Assembly. The Rainbow Trout was considered the state fish from 1954 until 1994 but was never officially adopted. The Greenback Cutthroat Trout was at one...

The Bee Family Farm

Added by yongli on 02/24/2016 - 15:25, last changed on 08/18/2018 - 01:07
The Bee Family Farm is a historic farm located between Fort Collins and Wellington. In operation as a working farm since 1894, it is now an outdoor museum that preserves and displays the family’s historic artifacts, buildings, and fields to help visitors experience the history of farming in...

Water Resources Archive

Added by yongli on 02/03/2017 - 11:15, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:43
The only repository of its kind in the state, the Water Resources Archive at Colorado State University (CSU) focuses on preserving the documentation of Colorado’s water heritage. Issues and solutions surrounding water form a significant part of the semiarid state’s history. Colorado was the site of...
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