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

The Rural Electrification Administration was Created in May 1935.  When and where was the first meeting of the Sangre de Cristo Electric Association Inc.?

The very first meeting of what was to be the Sangre de Cristo Electric Association Inc. was held on June 27, 1940 at 8:00 p.m. in the Cotopaxi schoolhouse.  Eleven people were present:  C.L. Eastman, H.P. Mullens, E.F. Nelson, Lea Adams, Mrs. Walter Schultze, Leon A. Hemenway, Walter T. Sneddon, Helen Kaess, Charles Matlock and Colin P. Campbell.  These were the incorporators and directors of the Sangre de Cristo Electric Association Incorporated.  (The above information was taken from “Cattle Cavalcade in Central Colorado by George G. Everett.)

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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.