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Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins is a municipality in northern Colorado, which serves as the seat of Larimer County. Situated on the Cache La Poudre River along the Colorado Front Range, Fort Collins is located 56 mi north of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. With a 2018 estimated population of 167,830, it is the fourth most populous city in Colorado after Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora. Fort Collins is a midsize college city, home to Colorado State University and Front Range Community College's Larimer campus. Fort Collins was founded as a military outpost of the United States Army in 1864, it succeeded a previous encampment, known as Camp Collins, on the Cache La Poudre River, near what is known today as Laporte. Camp Collins was erected during the Indian wars of the mid-1860s to protect the Overland mail route, relocated through the region. Travelers crossing the county on the Overland Trail would camp there, but a flood destroyed the camp in June 1864. Afterward, the commander of the fort wrote to the commandant of Fort Laramie in southeast Wyoming, Colonel William O. Collins, suggesting that a site several miles farther down the river would make a good location for the fort.

The post was manned by two companies of the 11th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry and never had walls. Settlers began arriving in the vicinity of the fort nearly immediately; the fort was decommissioned in 1867. The original fort site is now adjacent to the present historic "Old Town" portion of the city; the first school and church opened in 1866, the town was platted in 1867. The civilian population of Fort Collins, led by local businessman Joseph Mason, led an effort to relocate the county seat to Fort Collins from LaPorte, they were successful in 1868; the city's first population boom came with the establishment of an agricultural colony. Hundreds of settlers arrived. Tension between new settlers and earlier inhabitants led to political divisions in the new town, incorporated in 1873. Although the Colorado Agricultural College was founded in 1870, the first classes were held in 1879; the 1880s saw the construction of a number of elegant homes and commercial buildings and the growth of a distinctive identity for Fort Collins.

Stone quarrying, sugar-beet farming, the slaughter of sheep were among the area's earliest industries. Beet tops, an industry supported by the college and its associated agricultural experiment station, proved to be an excellent and abundant food for local sheep, by the early 1900s the area was being referred to as the "Lamb feeding capital of the world". In 1901 the Great Western sugar processing plant was built in the neighboring city of Loveland. Although the city was affected by the Great Depression and simultaneous drought, it experienced slow and steady growth throughout the early part of the twentieth century. During the decade following World War II, the population doubled and an era of economic prosperity occurred. Old buildings were razed to make way for modern structures. Along with revitalization came many changes, including the closing of the Great Western sugar factory in 1955, a new city charter, adopting a council-manager form of government in 1954. Colorado State University's enrollment doubled during the 1960s, making it the city's primary economic force by the end of the century.

Fort Collins gained a reputation as a conservative city in the twentieth century, with a prohibition of alcoholic beverages, a contentious political issue in the town's early decades, being retained from the late 1890s until student activism helped bring it to an end in 1969. During that same period, civil rights activism and anti-war disturbances heightened tensions in the city, including the burning of several buildings on the CSU campus. During the late 20th century, Fort Collins expanded to the south, adding new development, including several regional malls. Management of city growth patterns became a political priority during the 1980s, as well as the revitalization of Fort Collins' Old Town with the creation of a Downtown Development Authority. In late July 1997, the city experienced a flash flood after and during a 31-hour period when 10–14 in of rain fell; the rainfall was the heaviest on record for an urban area of Colorado. Five people were killed and $5 million in damages were dealt to the city.

The waters flooded Colorado State University's library and brought about $140 million in damages to the institution. Fort Collins is situated at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills of the northern Front Range 60 miles north of Denver, 45 miles south of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Elevation is 4,982 ft above sea level. Geographic landmarks include Horsetooth Reservoir and Horsetooth Mountain—so named because of a tooth-shaped granite rock that dominates the city's western skyline. Longs Peak can clearly be seen on a clear day to the southwest of the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 47.1 square miles, of which 46.5 square miles is land and 0.6 square miles, or 1.27%, is water. The Cache La Poudre River and Spring Creek run through Fort Collins. Located along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins experiences a semi-arid climate, with four distinct seasons and low annual precipitation. Summers range from mild to hot, with low humidity and afternoon thunderstorms that threaten but only deliver rain.

Winters range from mild to moderately cold. The city experiences lots of sunshine, with 300 days of sunshine per year and 19 days with 90° + weather; the average temperature in July, the warmest month, is 71 °F. The average temperature in January, t

Tim Lollar

William Timothy "Tim" Lollar is a former professional baseball pitcher. He was born in Missouri to Betty Jean Lollar. Tim was a graduate of Farmington High School in Farmington and Mineral Area College in Flat River, Missouri. Lollar played all or part of seven seasons in Major League Baseball from 1980 to 1986 for the New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox as a starting pitcher. Lollar played collegiately for the University of Arkansas, he was drafted by the Yankees in the fourth round of the 1978 Major League Baseball Draft and was assigned to the Double-A West Haven Yankees, just two steps below the majors. Lollar played 28 games as an infielder in 1978 and 65 games as an infielder in 1979 for the West Haven Yankees both years, he made his major league debut in 1980 as a pitcher. Lollar debuted for the Yankees on June 26, 1980, he made 14 appearances for New York, including one start. He went a 3.34 earned run average. Lollar was traded to the Padres near the end of spring training 1981, along with three other players, for outfielder Jerry Mumphrey and pitcher John Pacella.

Lollar spent the strike-shortened 1981 season splitting time between the starting rotation and the bullpen for the Padres. He had a record of 2–8 in 24 games, including 11 starts, an ERA of 6.10. In 1982, Lollar was installed in the starting rotation permanently, he rewarded the Padres with a career-high 16 wins while lowering his ERA to 3.13. He was in turn rewarded by being made the Padres' Opening Day starter in 1983, but he slumped badly, posting a record of 7–12 with an ERA of 4.61. The Padres made the postseason for the first time as a franchise in 1984, with Lollar going 11–13 with a 3.91 ERA. He made two postseason starts—one each in the NLCS and the World Series—but did not make it out of the fifth inning in either one. In the third game of the World Series, against the Detroit Tigers, Lollar pitched just 1.2 innings, giving up four runs, including a home run to Marty Castillo. After the season, he was traded to the White Sox, along with Ozzie Guillén, Bill Long and Luis Salazar in exchange for LaMarr Hoyt.

Lollar stayed with the White Sox for just a few months before being traded to the Red Sox for outfielder Reid Nichols. In 1986, the Red Sox converted Lollar into a relief pitcher, but Lollar posted a 6.91 ERA while giving up nearly two baserunners per inning. He was released during spring training in 1987. Lollar played that season in the minors, posting a record of 3–4 with an ERA of 5.87 while splitting the year between the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals organizations, he retired after the season. Lollar was considered a good hitter for a pitcher, being asked to pinch-hit, hitting eight career home runs in four seasons in the National League, he was called upon to pinch-hit for position players twice while with the American League Red Sox. The first was on August 13, 1985, when he pinch hit for shortstop Jackie Gutiérrez, popping out to third base; the second was on August 12, 1986. Lollar pinch-hit for shortstop Rey Quiñones with two out in the tying run on first base. Despite not having batted in a major league game in nearly a year, Lollar singled off Kansas City Royals closer Dan Quisenberry.

For the Red Sox, the next batter, Wade Boggs, grounded out to end the game. After baseball, Lollar became instructor at Lakewood, Colorado, he is the father of one daughter. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference, or Retrosheet Pelota Binaria

Forest Glen station (Illinois)

Forest Glen station is one of two Metra commuter railroad stations in the Forest Glen section of Chicago, along the Milwaukee District/North Line. It is located at 5301 North Forest Glen Avenue, is 10.2 miles away from Union Station, the southern terminus of the line, serves commuters between Union Station and Fox Lake, Illinois. In Metra's zone-based fare system, Forest Glen is in zone C; the station is little more than an open sheltered platform, is located south of the Cook County Forest Preserve. On-street parking is available along Forest Glen Avenue and LeClaire Avenue between Elston Avenue and north of Balmoral Avenue; the main parking lot for the station is between Catalpa Avenues. The CTA #92 Foster bus can be accessed one block south at LeClaire and Foster or two blocks southeast at Elston and Foster. CTA Buses 92 Foster Metra – Stations – Forest Glen station Station from Google Maps Street View