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MOBY GYM IN THE BACKGROUND - Fort Collins

MOBY GYM IN THE BACKGROUND

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HERE YOU WILL SEE "MOBY ARENA", THE CSU BASKETBALL gym where a Hollywood movie called "One on One", starring Robbie Benson, was once filmed. In the foreground of the Moby Gym photo is the McGraw Building, which is the Athletic Department. It is named for the late Fum McGraw, a CSU All-American who went on to play for the Detroit Lions, and later returned to CSU and became Athletic Director.

You will also see the Student Center and the Library, both excellent college facilities.

This is my school, also my wife's school, and we are proud of it. Its a good school.

Directions: Go west on Laurel Street and you will be next to CSU.

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  • Updated Aug 14, 2013
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AT THE CSU FLORAL TRIAL GARDENS - Fort Collins

AT THE CSU FLORAL TRIAL GARDENS

THE CSU FLORAL GARDENS

IN THE SUMMERTIME, LOOK FOR THE FLORAL GARDENS on the east side of South College Avenue, just in front of the old Fort Collins High School building, and across the street from CSU.

Here the Horticulture Department of Colorado State University conducts trials on new flower hybrids, and you get to enjoy the results!

Address: 1400 South College Avenue

Directions: between CSU and the old Fort Collins High School.

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  • Updated Aug 14, 2013
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Avery House - Fort Collins

Avery House

See the Avery House

This great old home is named for its owner, who is responsible for assuring that Ft. Collins would have extremely wide streets, even today. His rationale was to have streets so wide that a large horse-and-wagon team could easily make a u-turn without causing problems. because of this, College Avenue today has diagonal parking on both sides, plus diagonal parking in the middle of the street, plus four lanes of traffic!

Tours are available at specified times.

Address: 328 West Mountain Avenue

Directions: On Mountain Avenue, near downtown Ft. Collins. (just west of downtown a few blocks)

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  • Updated Aug 14, 2013
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FRONT RANGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Fort Collins

FRONT RANGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Community College

There is also a Front Range Community College in Fort Collins.

Directions: In the western part of town, as I remember.

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  • Written Aug 20, 2011
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A PLAQUE MARKING THE OLD TOWN DISTRICT - Fort Collins

A PLAQUE MARKING THE OLD TOWN DISTRICT

VISIT "OLD TOWN" FORT COLLINS

Old Town is a great collection of early 20th Century architecture. Now it is an interesting shopping experience, with pubs and restaurants along the way. This is the place that inspired Walt Disney to create "Main Street" in Disneyland.

One of the attached photos shows a 3rd floor bay window. It is attached to the Linden Hotel. After World War II ended, my parents brought me back to their home town, Ft. Collins. I was about 18 months old. My fathers parents owned the Linden Hotel, and so we stayed there for a year or two until we found a house.

Directions: WHERE MOUNTAIN AVENUE AND COLLEGE MEET, a street called "Linden" jags off at an angle to the northeast. Thats where Old Town is, along Linden Street.

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  • Updated Dec 8, 2009
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WELCOME TO CSU - Fort Collins

WELCOME TO CSU

VISIT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

THIS IS ONE OF COLORADO'S FINEST UNIVERSITIES, along with the University of Northern Colorado and the United States Air Force Academy. It has a beautiful campus, so look around and visit the library and student union, among other sites of interest. The basketball gym is a free-form structure called "Moby Gym" and the football stadium is several miles southwest next to the foothills.

In 2009, CSU had a student population of over 25,000. There are students from every state and 80 foreign countries. Its school of Veterinary Science often ranks as one of the top 2 or 3 such schools in the nation. 62 bachelor's degrees are offered, 63 masters degrees, and 40 doctoral degrees.

Here are a few snapshots I took on a recent visit.

Directions: Drive west on Laurel Avenue and you will go by CSU.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 9, 2009
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THE OLD POST OFFICE - Fort Collins

THE OLD POST OFFICE

VISIT AN ART GALLERY

ITS THE OLD POST OFFICE, I THINK IT HAS BEEN CONVERTED INTO AN ART GALLERY NOW.

Directions: ON THE WEST SIDE OF SOUTH COLLEGE AVENUE, VERY CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN.

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  • Written Sep 24, 2006
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FCHS WON THE NATIONAL TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP - Fort Collins

FCHS WON THE NATIONAL TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP

THE OLD AND NEW FORT COLLINS HIGH SCHOOL

THE OLD FCHS IS ON SOUTH COLLEGE AVENUE, now it is part of Colorado State University. The new FCHS has been built in southeast Ft. Collins.

The photos show how FCHS once was a dominant power in track and also football. FCHS won 16 consecutive state track titles, more than any school in the nation except Little Rock (Ark.) Central. In those days there was a national championship meet as well, and FCHS either won that or finished in the top 3 several times. The track coaches were George Washington Scott (head coach) and Theodore Roosevelt Blevins (asst. coach). Both were great men. Mr. Blevins was my math teacher in junior high. Coach Scott (everyone called him "coach") recruited my dad during World War II to teach aeronautics to pilots. Then, in the 1960's, he hired me to work at "Scotts Scientific Supplies" while I was in college. We made rock collections that were sold or displayed in museums and stores all over the country. Coach Scott also coached FCHS to more state football championships than any school in the state.

Directions: The old FCHS is on the east side of South College Avenue, across from the CSU campus.

The new FCHS is in southeast Ft. Collins.

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  • Written Apr 15, 2006
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COLLEGE AVENUE IN 2002 - Fort Collins

COLLEGE AVENUE IN 2002

COLLEGE AVENUE

Cruise down College Avenue, the north-south "Main Street" of Kearney. Here is a photo of the One Hundred block of South College Avenue today. Another photo in this set is the same block in the 1950's, so take a look at how it has changed. The 1950's shot was taken either by me or by my father, who had just sold his store on this block.

Address: 100 block of South College

Directions: Its the first block north of Mountain Avenue (an east-west street)

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 7, 2006
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