WHG&HS members Margaret Storm, Peggy Martin, Kathy West and Kathy Uhland traveled to Beulah recently to make a presentation at the July meeting of the Beulah Historical Society.
(Be sure to visit the Facebook page for the Beulah Historical Society for some great photos and information)
Here is Margaret's report:
"Peggy, Kathy, Kathy Uhland and I went to Beulah yesterday (July 17th) to give the presentation "The Beulah - Wetmore Connection" for the Beulah Historical Society. We drove County Road 387 that turns into North Creek Road; through the mountains and my first time on that road. Everything was green and beautiful. Really enjoyed seeing the Billington Ranch (Bill Donley's home) and the Blake School. We ate dinner in Beulah and had some really good food.
Peggy Martin spoke on the Bigelow Family, Wetmore establishment and New Hope Church & Cemetery. Kathy Uhland spoke on her Augustus A. Curtis relatives who homesteaded in Beulah. Kathy West spoke about her Jacob Alexander Betts ancestors and the Wetmore Ladies Aid Society. By the way, these two Kathy's are related! I presented information on the Bill Donley and Skip Donley, who were cousins, and their families down the line of Charles & Lizzie Donley. I also gave the story of the Flag on Mt. Nebo and the summer of homes of the George & Dorothy Watson Broome families, relating them back to Great-grandfather William A. Watson of Wetmore. The cabins are standing and are summer guest quarters now.
We took copies of our text and photos to present to their Society. We had a good time and I think we passed along some new info to them."
We will hold our regular monthly meeting this Saturday at 10 a.m. at the History Center in Wetmore.
The Wetmore Community Church is celebrating 100 years this year; started, built and maintained by the Ladies Aid Society, our women of Hardscrabble raised all the money for this church that is still being used to this day. Several celebrations are being held in honor of the church and these women.
Do you know the first wedding held in this church? Bring your answer with you Saturday along with any stories!
May the rains continue for our parched earth; isn't it amazing to see water in Hardscrabble Creek? This was taken April 14, 2014, by Ole Babcock:
The Wetmore Volunteer Fire Department will be holding their 5th Annual Garage Sale Friday, May 30, Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1 from 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Location is the Wetmore Fire Station, 200 County Rd 295, Wetmore.
All proceeds will benefit the Wetmore Volunteer Fire Department.
There will be LOTS of items for sale: furniture, household goods, clothing (adult, kids and baby), tools, books etc.... Baked goods will also be available.
Please come out and support our local volunteer Fire Department!
The meeting this Saturday will be a short one. If possible, I'd like Dave Alexander to give an update on Grandmas' Cookbook and Robert & Joan to give an explanation about the Red Creek tour - locations to visit, etc. Also do you have a date in mind?
I have no news on the Kiosk situation. That group didn't meet last month and normally meets the 4th Friday of the month.
Short and sweet but will be great to see everyone.
May 24-June 6, 1943 Wetmore Vacation Bible School- photo supplied by Peggy Martin
2014 marks the 100th year anniversary of the Wetmore Community Church!
The church will be hosting four community events throughout the year. The first event will be April 20, Easter Sunday. An Easter Sunrise service will be held at the top of Jackson Hill, 2 miles east of Wetmore. A sign will be posted off Hwy 96 with directions. Following the Sunrise service, the church will host a Pancake Breakfast at the Wetmore Community Building. This event is free and open to the public.
The Easter Worship service will be held at the church at 10:00 am. All are welcome to attend.