history

Be a tourist in your own town

As tourists we take the time to learn the history and hidden secrets of the places we visit, but how many of us know the story of our own town? Earlier this year I wrote a post entitled,

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Become an advocate for your town

Small towns are full of character and characters, and that’s what makes travel across this country so great. Meeting interesting people, trying new restaurants, exploring the unknown and

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Cinco de Mayo Colorado

For most residents of the United States, Cinco de Mayo means heading to the nearest Mexican restaurant and indulging in multiple margaritas. However, the 5th of May celebration is much more than

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The Mayor visits a Museum!

Museum: a building or place where works of art, scientific specimens, or other objects of permanent value are kept and displayed. With the fall season up on us, and the festival and event season

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Dancing in Combat Boots

This show caught my eye not only because it’s such an intriguing topic, but the performer is a local writer. Teresa Funke, of Fort Collins, worked as a researcher for PBS and her essays and

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The story of Labor Day

It may be just another three-day weekend, but the roots of Labor Day run deep in American history. The first Labor Day was celebrated on September 5, 1882, in New York. The Central Labor Union

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Cherry pie, oh my

POST UPDATE:  The 2011 Cherry Pie Festival will be held on July 23.  All info here. Loveland, Colorado has a lot to celebrate – most recently Money Magazine named it the 33rd best place to live

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Happy Halloween from HeidiTown

Looking for something scary to do this weekend?   Take a new look at Fort Collins, Colorado by taking a Terror Tour of Old Town. We took this tour last night and even though we are very familiar

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Book Review: Burning Bright

 by Tracy Chevalier Seldom do I await an author’s next book with much anticipation; however, for two years I have eagerly awaited Tracy Chevalier’s ninth novel, “Burning

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