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One hamburger joint Norm may remember:  Morrie’s “In and Out” on South College. It was a little before my time but I know it was popular with a lot of FCHS students because it was relatively close to the old high school building on Remington.” Jim Burrill

Morries

1611 S. College. Photo from history.fcgov.com

“I remember Morries In & Out – the owner was Morris Teel who was a neighbor of my parents. Morrie was a very good golfer and in the 50’s and 60’s gave “Spike Baker” some good competition-by the way they lived next door to one another.   -Captain Bevo

“Morrie’s In-and-Out was located just south of Prospect in the approx location of “Chucky Cheese” It was a popular High School eatery in the fifties and had no inside service. You ordered into a mike and drove up to the window. A foot-long hot dog and a root beer was 35 cents. Beyond that to the south was all farms until you reached Trilby and the popular nightclub “Clancys” on the East side of the road. It later became the Cow Palace etc.” -Norm

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” Do you remember where the old landfill was? I believe it was also on Taft, but on the east side and closer to town” -Harry

Harry:

As I remember, the landfill of the 60’s was just south of the
southeast intersection of Harmony and Shields. This intersection no
longer exists as several years ago the city sent Harmony to the north
and then west out to Taft Hill Road. That landfill was later replaced
by the present Larimer County Landfill farther south and on the west
side.

Norm

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“I moved here in ‘74. It seems we went to Everitt’s lumber that year (Prospect by the rr tracks). I remember part of that drive on a gravel road. Has memory failed me ?” John Reed.

Mr. Reed:

The lumber yard you describe is now Sutherland’s, and I don’t remember Everitts owning it previously. My thinking is perhaps that you visited “Cook Lumber” which would have been north of the location you describe and very possibly accessed by a gravel road. Cook Lumber was a native lumber mill that bought raw timber (logs) hauled from northwestern Larimer County, i.e., Red Feather Lakes, Deadman, Poudre Canyon and Gould (in Jackson County).

Norm

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