Fort Collins originated as a military post in 1862 to provide protection for the mail routes, stagecoaches, and wagon trains traveling along the Overland Trail. Learn about the post and the lives of the individual soldiers who served the earliest days of our community in the 1860s.
Brian Carroll came to Fort Collins in 1996 after retiring as a Special Agent with the FBI. He established a security consulting firm, worked with the FBI and U.S. State Department providing instruction to foreign police officials in their anti-terrorism program and was one of the original instructors with the University of Denver University College Security Management Program. He has a keen interest in the history of Fort Collins and provides lectures on his research findings. Brian is an active Master Naturalist for the city and a docent at the Fort Collins Museum of Art.
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