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

Nesterville, a community north of Cotopaxi, was at an elevation of 9,500 feet.  What was the prevalent cash crop for the homesteaders?

The cash crop for most homesteaders was potatoes.  They could be loaded onto a rail car and shipped to the Canon City penitentiary or other retail outlets.  Other crops such as oats, barley, hay and lettuce were sold locally.

John O. and Edith Ireland harvesting oats at Nesterville

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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.