How Fort Collins Are You?

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Test your knowledge of Fort Collins history.


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  • 1. 
    In 1982, Bob Terrill wrote an article for Poudre Magazine. It was a fictional account about ______. 
    • A. 

      The sighting of Sasquatch in Lory State Park.

    • B. 

      An extensive subway system underneath the city of Fort Collins.

    • C. 

      How Hughes stadium was built in its present location in order to hide an underground alien landing site.

    • D. 

      The ghost of James Howe ringing the bells of Saint Joe's.

  • 2. 
    In the 1980s, a scandal involving commodities fraud was perpetrated upon unwary investors in Fort Collins leading to a local recession. Who was the commodities trader that lead the ponzi scheme?
    • A. 

      Jack Slade

    • B. 

      Mark Drucker

    • C. 

      Charles K. Ponzi

    • D. 

      Tom Chilcott

  • 3. 
    Debbie Duz Donuts was...
    • A. 

      A topless donut shop.

    • B. 

      The name of a monster truck show.

    • C. 

      A locally made documentary on the problems of a high fat diet.

    • D. 

      A local breakfast club that met at LaMar's.

  • 4. 
    In 1975, who joined the Rolling Stones on stage at Hughes Stadium and ended up staying longer than the band would have liked? 
    • A. 

      Former mayor, Karl Carson.

    • B. 

      A drunk CSU student.

    • C. 

      Elton John.

    • D. 

      Furry Lewis.

  • 5. 
    CSU President William E. Morgan, Mayor Harvey Johnson, and comedian ___________ all left their hand prints in cement at the grand opening of the Columbia Savings and Loan at the corner of Mountain and College. 
    • A. 

      Johnny Carson

    • B. 

      Jack Benny

    • C. 

      Mel Blanc

    • D. 

      Tim Conway

  • 6. 
    Students in the 1950s and 1960s used to cruise between two places along College Avenue. Which two places did they travel back and forth to? 
    • A. 

      From the City Drug soda fountain to the Fashion Foothills Mall.

    • B. 

      From Old Main to Baechler Sporting Goods near Trilby.

    • C. 

      From the Northern Hotel to Spradley Barr.

    • D. 

      From the A&W on N. College to the A&W on S. College.

  • 7. 
    Every afternoon in the 1950s, a bell would ring at the public library at 3pm. It was to...
    • A. 

      Alert patrons that the library was closing in one hour.

    • B. 

      Alert the librarians that it was their tea time.

    • C. 

      Alert patrons to a 10 minute window in which library fines would be waved for late returned books.

    • D. 

      Alert the librarians that it was time to reshelve books.

  • 8. 
    In 1961, a 75 foot long ___________ was driven through town on it's way towards a location near Ted's Place. 
    • A. 

      Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

    • B. 

      Gate that would eventually be used to hold back water in the Horsetooth Reservoir

    • C. 

      A metal girder intended for the first high rise of in the town of Laporte (It was never used.)

    • D. 

      Mobile home

  • 9. 
    Fort Collins used to be nicknamed...
    • A. 

      Studentlandia.

    • B. 

      The Dry Zone.

    • C. 

      Millivanilliville.

    • D. 

      Fort Coma.

  • 10. 
    In 2009, Fort Collins made national and even international news when...
    • A. 

      Richard and Mayumi Heene claimed their son had floated away in a balloon.

    • B. 

      The High Park Fire expanded to 87,284 acres.

    • C. 

      It was named Money magazine's Best Place to Live in the U.S.

    • D. 

      It closed the Great Western sugar factory.

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