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

Betsy Denney recently led a very informative tour of the Coaldale Cemetery.  Records indicate the first known person was buried there in 1879.  Who was this person? 



Joseph Toupain, a six-year old, was buried at the Coaldale Cemetery on January 6, 1879.  His father owned the Coaldale store along with O.B. Carroll.  During their time in the valley, Mr. Toupain and Mr. Carroll completed the Hayden Pass Road.




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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.