Western Fremont Historical Society

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

Forgive our dust…… or so the saying goes for construction sites! We’re updating our new site – please be patient with us and check back frequently to see what we’re adding new!

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

How did Texas Creek receive its name?

Joseph Lamb, one of the of the first settlers in the area, came with the Goodnight/Loving cattle drive in the Mid-1860s. He settled along Texas Creek, so named because of the Texas Longhorns brought north from Texas to the mining districts in Colorado.  The map below shows the Goodnight/Loving trail (far left) going through Mexico and 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@gmail.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.