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Cache la Poudre Oral History Project Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WPOH
Abstract

In 2002, the Fort Collins office of the National Park Service contracted with Professor Michael Welsh of the University of Northern Colorado to conduct oral history interviews focused on land use patterns. The area of focus was the Cache la Poudre River Heritage Corridor. The collection consists of interview recordings, transcripts, and one paper on water conservation.

Dates: 2002-2004

Irrigation Research Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WIRP
Abstract In 1911, the Irrigation Investigations Unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture was established in Fort Collins in conjunction with Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University). Scientists within the unit, including Ralph Parshall, Carl Rohwer, Victor M. Cone, and William E. Code, conducted irrigation-related research. They studied and designed apparatuses to measure water flow through canals and diversion structures, investigated various irrigation projects, and conducted...
Dates: 1890-1985; Majority of material found within 1920-1950

Papers of Fannie Cunningham

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Identifier: WCUN
Abstract Frances "Fannie" Schelt Cunningham (1872-1967) graduated from Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University) in 1895. Following college, she taught in local public schools until she married Frank Cunningham in 1903. The collection documents her college studies, along with some of her later writing on topics including westward expansion, local pioneers, and the western landscape. Cunningham also photographed landscapes, rivers, canyons, and ditches in northern Colorado,...
Dates: 1892-1965; Majority of material found within 1892-1927

Papers of Louis G. Carpenter

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Identifier: WLGC
Abstract Louis G. Carpenter (1861-1935), irrigation engineer, was appointed professor and head of engineering and physics at the Colorado Agricultural College in 1888. He became director of the Colorado Experiment Station at that institution in 1899 and remained at the college until 1911. Carpenter initiated the first systematic instruction in irrigation engineering, consulted widely on irrigation and hydraulic construction projects, and was also consulted for his expertise in water law. The...
Dates: 1888-1919; Majority of material found within 1898-1910

Records of Friends of the Poudre

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Identifier: WFOP
Abstract Friends of the Poudre, like its predecessor Preserve Our Poudre, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the Cache la Poudre River and prevention of large dam projects in Poudre Canyon. Preserve Our Poudre (1980-1986) generated local support for designating the upper portion of the Poudre a Wild and Scenic River. Friends of the Poudre formed in 1986 to oppose the Grey Mountain Reservoir project and enhance the Poudre River's recreational, historic, and educational...
Dates: 1965-2003; Majority of material found within 1980-1986

Records of the Cache la Poudre River History and Culture Oral History Project

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Identifier: MCLP
Abstract Pioneer School, an expeditionary learning academy (now Polaris Expeditionary Learning School) embarked on an oral history project from 2005 to 2006. Noting a gap in oral histories of myriad people with connections to the Poudre River, teacher Matt Strand created an assignment for his seventh and eighth grade students to conduct oral history interviews. The 36 citizens interviewed included water commissioners, members of historic families, activists, farmers, and recreation specialists. The...
Dates: 2005-2006

Records of the North Poudre Irrigation Company

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Identifier: WNPR
Abstract Since 1901, the North Poudre Irrigation Company (NPIC) has supplied water to Northern Colorado's Boxelder Creek Valley farmers and ranchers through its system of canals and reservoirs. Today, the company owns nineteen reservoirs and approximately 200 miles of ditches and laterals. The company's activities and system are documented through a variety of material types including annual reports, stock certificates, financial records, legal documents, engineering reports, correspondence, meeting...
Dates: 1880-2009; Majority of material found within 1901-2005

Records of the Poudre River Trust

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Identifier: WPRT
Abstract The Poudre River Trust was established in 1984 to guide development and activity along the Poudre River corridor. The organization has been active in promoting the river's recreational amenities, historical significance, fish and wildlife habitat, and mixed-use development along the Fort Collins riverfront. The Trust has also collaborated with a wide range of local and national agencies, government and private, to bring attention to the river's historic heritage and to establish plans for...
Dates: 1891-2017; Majority of material found within 1984-2016

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Carpenter, L. G. (Louis George), 1861-1935 1