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Fort Collins - Larimer Co., CO

Population: 87,758 - Elevation: 4,984 - Area Code: 970

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Points of Interest: Colorado State University, Anheuser - Busch Brewery, Old Town Square, Avery House, Fort Collins Museum, Birney Car 21, Horsetooth Reservoir, Lincoln Center, Rawhide Power Plant, Equine Teaching Center, The Farm, Old Federal Building, Spruce Hall

Annual Events: St. Patrick's Day Celebration in March; Cinco de Mayo in May; Rendezvous in June; 4th of July Celebration in the Park in July; Ft. Collins Anniversary in Aug.; Ft. Collins Annual Balloon Festival in Sept.; Octoberfest in Oct. Hotel & Motel Rooms: 1,893 units in 23 lodges

Chamber of Commerce 225 S. Meldrum St 482-3746
Visitors Center (800) 274-3678
Poudre Valley Hospital 1024 S. Lemay Ave 495-7000
Transfort Bus System 6570 Portner Rd 221-6620
TNM&O Carriers (Greyhound Carrier) 501 Riverside Ave 221-1327


Ft. Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport 4900 Earhart 962-2850
Ft. Collins Comm. Airpark 2200 Airway Ave 484-4186

Colorado State Univ. 491-1101


Ft. Collins Public Library 201 Peterson St 221-6740
CSU Morgan Library 491-6190


Avery House 328 Mountain Ave 221-0533
Discovery Center 703 E. Prospect Rd 493-2182
Ft. Collins Museum 200 Mathews St 221-6738

Public Golf Courses

City Park Nine G.C. 411 S. Bryan Ave 221-6650
Collindale G. C. 1441 E. Horsetooth Rd 221-6651
Link'N Greens G.C. 777 E. Lincoln Ave 221-4818
Mtn.Vista Greens G.C. 2808 NE Frontage 482-4847
Southridge G. C. 5750 S. Lemay Ave 226-2828

Police Department 300 LaPorte Ave 221-6540
Fire Department 102 Remington 221-6581
Newspapaer Ft. Collins Coloradoan 1212 Riverside Ave 493-6397

Fort Collins, founded in 1864 at its current site, was originally established as Camp Collins in 1862 for protection of travelers and settlers along the Colorado Branch of the Overland Trail. The camp was destroyed in a Spring flood in 1864. The camp, named after Lt. Col. William O. Collins, was moved to higher ground 5 miles downstream and renamed Fort Collins. The town struggled for the next few years, but like many Colorado towns it began to prosper after the arrival of the railroad in 1877. Fort Collins' existence was insured 9 years earlier when Joseph Mason, the most prosperous resident of the area, persuaded the legislature to transfer the county seat from LaPorte to Fort Collins. Colorado A & M was established in 1870 as the state's land grant college, later changing its name to Colorado State University.