Fort Collins wants to preserve famous handprint

FORT COLLINS COLORADOAN - The three handprints cast in concrete at the corner at Mountain and College avenues are easy to overlook.

Scores of Fort Collins residents and visitors walk the intersection daily, many of them oblivious to the fact that a giant of American entertainment left a small part of himself just outside FirstBank's front door.

One print belongs to Harvey Johnson, Fort Collins' mayor in 1962, another to William Morgan, then-president of Colorado State University.

The third, the one in the middle, belongs to comedian Jack Benny, who came to Fort Collins in 1962 to help dedicate the former Columbia Savings and Loan, which operated at the corner from 1962 to 1993.

If you're over a certain age, Benny needs no introduction: vaudevillian, comedian, violinist and early pioneer of the situational comedy.

Read more at the Coloradoan: http://noconow.co/2dRfSAA

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