Bird's Eye View of Fort Collins Colorado 1884

Honorable James B. Arthur

James B. Arthur

“Entrepreneur, Pioneer, Statesman”

  • Born 1835, Ireland
  • Colorado Pioneer of 1860
  • Entrepreneur in the hay and livestock business in Larimer County
  • 1862 created private ditch from the Cache La Poudre River now known as the “Arthur Ditch”
  • Director of the Poudre Valley Bank
  • Director of the Empson Packing Company, Longmont
  • Entrepreneur in the gypsum and plaster quarry business
  • Vice-president of the Consolidated Plaster Company which encompassed quarries in Loveland, Denver, and Colorado Springs
  • Larimer County Commissioner
  • 1893-1895 Served as mayor of Fort Collins
  • 1901-1902 Served as state Senator (Legislator Record)
  • Served as past master for the Masons in Fort Collins and Greeley
  • Vestryman in Episcopal Church