Western Fremont Historical Society

Preserving the history and heritage of the settlers of western Fremont County, Colorado.

Who We Are

WFHS explores the history of Western Fremont county from Parkdale through Wellsville


 Betsy leads a tour of ‘rails to kiln’


This Month’s Fun Fact

Within the Pleasant Valley area, where was rhyolite mined?

Rhyolite was mined at the Kerr Gulch quarry.  Rhyolite is a fine-grained extrusive igneous.  It is pale coloured, often light grey, tan or pinkish.  It was shipped for buildings throughout Colorado.  John Glenn Kerr, who made his fortune in stone and marble quarries, used rhyolite in the construction of his home, built in 1925.  Below is a photo of the Kerr home at 1900 E. 7th Avenue Parkway in Denver, Colorado.


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Contact Us…

History Center Map

0070 County Road 56
Howard, CO 81233



Mailing Address

Western Fremont Historical Society (WFHS)
P.O. Box 181
Howard, CO 81233

Email:  wfhsinfo@westfremonthistory.com

History Center Address

0070 Co Rd 56, Howard, CO  81233


The History Center is open during Society programs and by appointment.  During the months of April through October, the center is open the last Sunday of each month (1:00-4:00 pm).

Please call Shari Mohr at 719-942-3355 for further information and appointments.