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Wetmore Historical Society
Wetmore, CO
Founded in 2005, the Wetmore Hardscrabble Genealogy and Historical Society's mission is to provide a gathering place for those who are interested in learning about and preserving the history and genealogy of the Hardscrabble Creek area in Colorado.
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The July meeting of the Wetmore-Hardscrabble Genealogical and Historical Society will be this Saturday, July 14, 10:00 am, in the Basement Meeting Room at the Wetmore Community Building. We will bring you up to date regarding our packing and storage of the WHGHS Post Office artifacts and paperwork. We hope... Continue reading
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Hello Members and Friends of WHGHS, A special membership meeting will be held TOMORROW, Tuesday June 19th at 10 a.m., at the Post Office meeting room. It is very important that you attend. You will receive an update about our situation of moving and its impact on our Society. All... Continue reading
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The April meeting of the Wetmore-Hardscrabble Genealogical and Historical Society will be Saturday, April 14, 10:00 at the meeting room behind the Post Office. Dave will be showing us the cookbook draft. For our May meeting, we will take a tour of the historic Beckwith Ranch outside of Westcliffe. The... Continue reading
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The Wetmore-Hardscrabble Genealogical and Historical Society will hold their March meeting on Saturday, March 10, 10:00 am at the History Center behind the Wetmore Post Office. There are several agenda items that will need discussion and a vote. Annual dues are due ($10.00 for individuals, $15.00 for families). We hope... Continue reading
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Wetmore saloon, 1891. "Men, a boy, and a dog pose at a dilapidated saloon building in Wetmore, Custer County, Colorado. Three men sit on gabled cornices, the boy and the dog stand near the double doors, a man bends over an open window bay and another draws back a board... Continue reading
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We will not have a meeting this Saturday as we have no update on our packing and moving from the Post Office. Since we have no meetings in December or January, when a date is set for us to pack the truck, I will send a special email for recruiting... Continue reading
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In June of 2017, Greenwood and Wetmore experienced flooding along the Middle and South Hardscrabble Creeks as heavy rains brought down soil, ash, and debris from the Junkins Burn Scar. During this flood event, the foot bridge in Wetmore washed away. This is the foot bridge that connects "downtown" Wetmore... Continue reading
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Members of the WHG&HS traveled to Beulah for our September meeting. Historian and author Jeff Broome gave us a tour of his home, extensive libraries, and collection of western artifacts. Then, we gathered at the Beulah Inn for a nice lunch. Thanks Jeff and John Broome for hosting us! Continue reading
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The September meeting of the Wetmore-Hardscrabble Genealogical and Historical Society will be a field trip to Beulah, Saturday, September 9. We will be visiting the home of WHG&HS member Jeff Broome who will give a brief program. He will show us his library and talk about historical research & writing... Continue reading
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A special find was recently given to the History Center for our Library collection. We were given a scrapbook covering the early days of the Mountain View Home Demonstration Club. I'm not sure of the history of this scrapbook, but somehow it ended up at the Wetmore Community Building and... Continue reading
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Ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly renovated Wetmore Community Building. Photo by Peggy A Martin The Wetmore Library is now open for business! Continue reading
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Wetmore Community building under construction in April, 2017 The renovation of the Wetmore Community Building began in October of 2016. The community of Wetmore has patiently waited, but the renovation of our building is now complete! The public is invited to attend the dedication and grand opening celebration hosted by... Continue reading
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photo shared by Bill Hall-Wetmore school children selling war bonds 1941 or 1942 Welcome to June 2017- 6 months until Christmas! Our monthly meeting will be this Saturday, June 10th at 10:00 am in the meeting room behind the Wetmore Post Office. We had a great program by Jennifer Lowe... Continue reading
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Photo taken by Peggy Martin The New Hope Church and Cemetery are located on County Road 295, 1.6 miles north of Hwy 96, just east of the town of Wetmore, Colorado For a history of New Hope Church and Cemetery, please visit HERE Continue reading
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Yay! Today's (05/17/17) Custer County Commissioner's meeting was held at the newly renovated Wetmore Community Building. Still some work to be completed, but we are almost there! Continue reading
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photo-Cotopaxi Store run by E. S. Hart, located approximately where the intersection of County Rd and 52 meet, north of the Railroad Tracks The Wetmore-Hardscrabble Genealogical and Historical Society will have a guest speaker for their May meeting. Jennifer Moore Lowe will present her program entitled "The 1882 Jewish Agricultural... Continue reading
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view of snow-covered Pike's Peak from Hwy 96, west of Wetmore-photo by Anne Hayward The April meeting of the WHG&HS has been canceled. The Wetmore area received anywhere from 16-20" of snow with the spring storm that passed through on Tuesday, April 4. Although most of the roads are now... Continue reading
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Yay, we finally had a good storm that left 8-10" of much-needed snow! And then, just a few hours later, the sun came out, we had the beginnings of blue sky, and the melt off began! Ah, life on the Hardscrabble! photos by Anne Hayward Continue reading
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Spring is here! Welcome all the new beginnings! Spring has sprung at the River Walk in Pueblo, CO-photo by Anne Hayward Continue reading
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Wetmore Band, 1891 March is certainly acting as a lion today with this horrible wind. Stay safe! This Saturday at 10 a.m. we will meet for the March meeting of the Society...usual place behind the Post Office in our meeting room. It is time for 2017 dues payment... single $10;... Continue reading
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Victory! The Siloam plaque was rescued from the monument rubble! Photo supplied by Keith Kesler, Noble Grand Humbug of the Al Packer Chapter #100 of E Clampus Vitus Recently, it was brought to our attention that the stone monument at Hwy 96 and Siloam Rd in Pueblo County (just east... Continue reading
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Boulder with commemorative plaque in front of the Wetmore Community Center-photo by Anne Hayward With the renovation of the Wetmore Community Center still an ongoing project, I thought it would be good to share a brief history of the building. This information came from the minutes taken during the Wetmore... Continue reading
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The first meeting of 2017 will be this Saturday, February 11th, at 10 a.m. in the Post Office meeting room. Saturday's weather looks to be okay - yea! Happy Valentine's Day to those of you not attending the meeting. Margaret Continue reading
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Remodel update on the Wetmore Community Building. Brick work on the front addition continues to progress. Part of the new stairs are completed inside and outside of the building, the roof addition is on, and duct work for the heating and air conditioning has been completed. Photo by Anne Hayward,... Continue reading
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Immature Bald Eagle along Hwy 96 between Pueblo and Wetmore photo taken by WHG&HS member Dave Alexander Continue reading