Articles written by Carolyn Plotner

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It's an Open House!

Everyone is invited to the Fountain Valley Museum open house on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The museum is at 114 N. Main St., Fountain. We would love to see you and... — Updated 8/3/2022 Full story


A Grand Opening, an Illustrious History, and a Re-opening

The grand opening of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum was held Dec. 6, 2003. The program that day included Greg Nyhoff, Fountain city manager, Ken Barela, Fountain... — Updated 7/7/2022 Full story


Fountain Valley Museum's building a community hub over the years

The building at 114 N. Main St. where the Fountain Valley Museum now resides was once known as the Fountain Community Building. And community it was. If this building could speak,... — Updated 2/1/2022


The Lock Family, Part 2:

Mathias Lock raised sweet corn, sugar beets, bluestem hay and alfalfa. The family also had cows, pigs and (of course, Barbara's beloved) chickens. In 1864, he built a grist mill on... — Updated 11/3/2021


Local history: The Lock Family's long and winding journey to our valley

In "The Lock Family, Part I," we read about the pioneer family's travels from St. Louis to Denver to the Fontaine qui Bouille. Researched and written by Carolyn Plotner, Fountain... — Updated 10/6/2021


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