Before visiting our last and very haunted location, the tour wouldn’t be complete without touring the site of the second oldest bank in Fort Collins established waaaayyy baaack in 1879. That is 132 years ago! This location was also where the one and only Buffalo Bill Cody would advertise his Wild West Show (For some reason guys love this spot). One of Cody’s best friends was an early resident and he would often visit Fort Collins to catch up with his pal. Buffalo Bill was actually the town’s first preservationist and started the act of honoring our early residents in 1915. Thanks Bill! As historians we love our early residents and love to tell their stories for our guests. At this location, early circus flyers would also be posted and the group was shown what an actual poster, dated 111 years ago, looked like.
The tour ended at a location that has seen its tragedy and triumph and has enormous history. This site was built out of the town’s compassion for the tragic loss of an early bookkeeper, housed the prisoner (and once employee) of the only lynching in Larimer County history, and is supposedly “protected” by the very benign spirit who called this home for many years and still watches from the hose tower. Although this site was the location where many an early murderer, madam, brothel worker, bootlegger and over imbibed cowhand spent time contemplating his or her fate, rumors of this site and businesses surrounding it as an area of macabre are still being investigated.
Take the Haunted History After Dark tour to find out the history of this haunted site as well as the most spooky locations in Old Town. Spend a ghostly birthday like Sara on our tour and learn the haunted history of Fort Collins Old Town.
Stephen Stills begged Suite Judy Blue Eyes long ago, “Will you come see me…Thursdays and Saturdays…” What a coincidence! That’s when our tours are. Will you come see us…Thursdays and Saturdays. Or by reservation. 7:30 p.m. Tours start at 136 W. Mountain Avenue home of Boutique Bravo and Mother Lode Gallery where owner Kate has been in business for a whopping 33 years! Check her out.