Fort Collins in Larimer County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Auntie Stone Cabin
After the death of Lewis, Auntie Stone's widowed niece, Elizabeth Keays moved into the cabin with her. In an 1866, diary entry, Keays noted "my private room has an ingrain carpet, nice bed, window, with a nice sunset view , with hills and the pretty Cache-a-la-Poudre."
With the aid of Henry Clay Peterson, Auntie Stone established the area's first gristmill and brickyard. A cherished and respected businesswoman, she worked for the suffrage movement as well as the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Auntie Stone contributed greatly to the moral and economic quality of the community
Erected by Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Club. Fort Collins Museum.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Civil Rights • Women. In addition, it is included in the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series list.
Location. 40° 35.083′ N, 105° 4.427′ W. Marker is in Fort Collins, Colorado, in Larimer County. Marker is on Mathews Street. Located at the old Fort Collins Carnegie Library (Museum), between E Olive and E Oak Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Collins CO 80524, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carnegie Library (here, next to this marker); Antoine Janis Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Blunck House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mosman House (about 500 feet away); 218 Linden (approx. ¼ mile away); The William C. Stover House (approx. ¼ mile away); Poudre Valley Bank/Salvation Army (approx. 0.3 miles away); Donated Land for the Agricultural College (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Collins.
Regarding Auntie Stone Cabin. "The Cache la Poudre (River)"- The name of the river means "Hide the powder" in French. It refers to an incident in the
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 26, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 958 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 27, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.