the Romero Family for contributing their personal photographs!
More Pictures available for download below
Museo de las Tres Colonias is proud to be a community resource and
center for the Latinos of Fort Collins, Northern Colorado and beyond.
Collected below are Surveys (available for download), Histories and
Books that provide signficant insight into the home, religion, work,
and culture of Latinos in Northern Colorado. From their integral
participantion in the sugar beet industry to their development of
neighborhoods, organizations and community events, the impact of
Latinos in this region is significant. It has not, however, come
without a price. The articles and books below also look at the issues
of cultural tolerance and social justice.
below resources are ideal for students seeking historical references
and resources, as well as for history buffs and social activists
looking for unique and relevent insight into our town's history.
AND HISTORIES: (click on title to download):
Hang your Wagon to a Star: The
History of Hispanics in Fort Collins,
by Adam Thomas, SWCA Environmental Consultant, and submitted to the
Advance Planning Department of the City of Fort
Sugar Factory Neighborhoods: Buckingham, Andersonville, Alta
Vista, A Survey Report, prepared by Adam Thomas and Timothy Smith,
SWCA Environmental Consultant,
Silver Wedge: The Sugar Beet Industry in Fort Collins, A
by Eric Twitty, SWCA Environmental Consultant, August 2003.
Work Renders Life Sweet: Germans From Russia in Fort Collins
from 1900 – 2000, A Historical Context, prepared by Adam Thomas, SWCA Environmental
When Walks Can Talk,
by Lorenzo Chavez.
25 North Magazine, Sept/Oct. 2006.
Streets of Fort Collins: A
History of Fort Collins, Colorado Through Its
Street Names by
Charlene Tresner, Patterson House Book Publishing, 2007.
La Gente: Hispano history and life in Colorado, Vincent
C. De Baca, editor. Colorado Historical Society, 1998.
Holy Family Neighborhood:
Architecture and building survey Conducted by Community
Agriculture in the Fort Collins urban growth area, 1862-1994
Prepared by Carol McWilliams ad Karen
In the Hallowed Halls of Learning: the History and Architecture of
Poudre School District R-1 Prepared by
Adam Thomas (This touches on several issues dealing with race,
segregation, sugar beet workers, Hispanics, etc.)
racism: Colorado's historic embrace, and denial, of equal opportunity
in higher education, Richard Delgado, Jean Stefancic.
The Hispanic Contribution to the State
of Colorado, José De Onís.
Westview Press, 1976.
Colorado: a sourcebook for policymaking. Compiled
for the Tomás Rivera Center by the Latin American Research and Service
borderland: Hispanic workers, the sugar beet, and the making of a
northern Colorado landscape / submitted by Sierra
Standish, CSU Thesis, 2002.
Colorado Mining Camps
By Dave Southworth
Beet Sugar Industry, Great Western Sugar Company, 1929.
Dictionary of Hispanic
Biography. New York: Gale, 1996.
Hispanic American Almanac: A Reference
Work on Hispanics in the United States. 2nd ed. Detroit
: Gale, 1997.
The Latino Encyclopedia. 6 vols. New York: Marshall
Notable Hispanic American Women. 2
vols. Detroit: Gale, 1993.
Notable Latino Americans: A
Biographical dictionary. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1997.