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From the Archive: Student Hijinx!

by Lesley Drayton, Curator, Local History Archive

The Fort Collins Local History Archive recently received a donation of scrapbook pages belonging to a student at Colorado A&M College (present-day Colorado State University) who was also a member of the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon in the early 1950s. The pages offer a fun glimpse into some of the shenanigans carried out by the students at this time. For instance, these two fraternity brothers show their loyalty in a hair-raising fashion:

The scrapbook pages also chronicle a unique stunt pulled off by the members of the Aggie Livestock Club to publicize their Little National Western Stockshow. The students broke city ordinances by leading two sheep and a steer down College Avenue, and were subsequently “arrested” by city police. The whole lot was sent to jail where they were later “pardoned” by Colorado Governor Daniel Thornton. It helps to have friends in high places!

From the Archive: Wit and Wisdom from “The Scrap Book”

by Lesley Drayton, Curator, Fort Collins Local History Archive

Life is full of ups and downs, and sometimes a funny story or a little advice can help folks get through the tough times. This is what I was thinking as I looked through this sweet little booklet here in the ephemera files in the Local History Archive.

Published in 1949 by the Blythe-Hollowell Mortuary located at 129 West Olive Street in Fort Collins, Colorado, “The Scrap Book” contains “choice bits of wit, humor, and philosophy, begged, borrowed and begotten.”

The stories in the book have positive, uplifting messages, and some are just funny. Here are a couple of excerpts from “The Scrap Book.”


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