Benjamin Hottel came to Fort Collins from Virginia in and in only a few years established himself as a leading businessman, owning and managing xollins Lindell Mill and later becoming a wealthy banker.
He dort South College Avenue with his handsome mansion where Ace Hardware is now and provided a comfortable life for his wife and children. One of fort collins chested women only children, Mary, left behind daily accountings of her life as a young, unmarried woman in the thriving community that Fort Collins was.
In the diary she wrote in cgested, she speaks of her entertaining life — a gay round of parties, card games and excursions. Like most other small towns across the United States, Fort Collins had adapted to the carefree, adventurous lifestyle that characterized the s.
Weary from the deaths of loved ones and from fort collins chested women only ravages of the influenza epidemic inthe nation turned inward to hedonistic pursuits, leaving aside concerns about the future and about the rest of the world. Insular, remote from the wome city life of speakeasies and such, and still very agrarian, Fort Collins remained cautious and conservative, but for young people of means, life in the '20s was to be enjoyed.
On one occasion she and a friend ventured to Denver. On the third day they boarded the 4: She attended a concert by the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra.
Another day she ventured all the way up Poudre Canyon to Kinikinik along the newly completed road. Earlier, she had gone with her father to the convict camp which housed the road builders.
As the year wound down, she attended a fundraising event for purchase of a community Christmas tree, turned a year older on Dec.
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