Historical Timeline of the Poudre Watershed

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Spanish explorers

1800

John C. Fremont passed area

1842 - 1843

Colorado Territory established

1861

Homestead Act

1862

Massive Flood

1864

Start of Railroad expansion

1865

An economic panic

1873

Opening of state agricultural college

1879

Record Freezing Tempteratures

1899

Sugar Beet Industries begins

1903

Poudre River Flood

1903

Large Blizzard

1913

Tornado near Fort Collins

1920

Oil and Gas boom in Wellington

1925

Great Depression

1930

96 MPH Winds

1948

Horsetooth Dam Completed

1949

Large Blizzard Event killing near 100

1949

Flood Event

1951

Big Thomson River Flood

1976

Urban Growth Area Pla

1980

143 mph Windstorm was recorded

1982

Large Storm Event with significant forest blowdown

1987