Everyone in Fort Collins knew Annie, the "railroad dog." In 1934 several Colorado & Southern Railway crew members discovered a sick, pregnant, mixed-breed mutt in a blacksmith shop in the town of Timnath. The crewmen took the dog back to the C&S freight depot in Fort Collins, where they nursed her back to health. After Annie recovered and delivered her puppies, she remained with her rescuers.
Rocky Mountain National Park turns 100 in 2015. History Colorado is celebrating the people and the places of one of our most cherished spots in the We❤ Rocky Mountain National Park exhibit. The exhibit is part of a year-long, state-wide celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park’s centennial.
One of the many advantages of living in Colorado is the easy access to Rocky Mountain National Park and its eastern “gateway” town, Estes Park. While Estes Park’s proximity to the National Park is certainly a major draw, there are many sights worth seeing in the downtown area, especially if you’re interested in a bit of history.