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 until her death at age 94 in 1895.
Erected by Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Club. Fort Collins Museum.
Location. Touch for map. Located at the old Fort Collins Carnegie Library (Museum), between E Olive and E Oak Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Collins CO 80524, United States of America.
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); The William C. Stover House (approx. ¼ mile away); Donated Land for the Agricultural College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Elwood Mead (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Historic Fort Collins Weather Station (approx. 0.9 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 1820s when French trappers, caught by a snowstorm, were forced to bury part of their gunpowder along the banks of the river.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 26, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 863 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 27, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.