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

Who is credited with the naming of Pleasant Valley and Badger Creek in Western Fremont County?



Maria Davies McGrath who wrote “The Real Pioneers of Colorado”  credits Nat Rich as not only being the first white man in Pleasant Valley, but that he named Pleasant Valley, Badger Creek and Texas Creek.  Others credit Joseph Lamb, who was with Nat Rich, with the naming of Texas Creek.  “The Real Pioneers of Colorado” is held by the Denver Museum.



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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.