Join the History Society for a fun, informative look back in time as we view historic structures and sites while strolling down main Street in the small community of Wetmore!
WGH&GS will start the tour at the Wetmore Post Office (682 County Rd 395) at 9:30 am on Saturday, July 9th. Spirits of the Past will tell stories at some of the sites, including the Creamery, Wetmore Community Church, Wetmore Community Building and the Wetmore Post Office and History Center.
At the conclusion, we'll meet back at the History Center for coffee, donuts and lemonade.
Although this is a short tour, nevertheless wear sunscreen, sturdy shoes and a hat-even an umbrella for sun protection.
This is a FREE event and open to all.
photo: Wetmore Ladies Aid Society-Founded in 1913 to benefit the Wetmore Community.
The Ladies Aid Society was instrumental in the planning and building of the Wetmore Community Church!
We hope you'll attend and learn more about the rich history of our small community!
May has arrived with flowers peeking through the earth. Snow in May hasn't been seen for quite a few years, but we got a share of that wonderful moisture this year. Thank you Lord!
Our meeting will be at 10 a.m. in the Meeting Room behind the Post Office. Discussion about the membership drive, historic structures walk, and the members only retreat up the canyon will be on the agenda.
Shared by Gayla Day, "Wetmore News", The Florence Citizen April 28, 2016
"It is time again to spring clean at the New Hope Cemetery! If you have any flowers, wreaths or other decorations that are at the cemetery, please pick them up by May 1. The Wetmore 4-H Wizards will be picking up any that have been left behind on Saturday, May 21. If you would like to help on May 21 during the spring cleaning, please bring your mowers, weed eaters, buckets, shovels and muscle and come out to clean up. The New Hope Cemetery runs on donations of time and money. Anything you can do will be of great help! A big thanks to the New Hope Cemetery Association."
If you have any questions, please send an e mail to the History Center, and we'll pass them onto Peggy Martin.
Wednesday, May 11 - 5:30 - Historic Union Depot - Goodnight Barn Restoration Kickoff The Historic Goodnight Barn was built in 1870, by Charles Goodnight at his Rock Canyon Ranch in Pueblo, Colorado. The Goodnight Barn Preservation Committee invites you to enjoy a short talk by Dr. Robert Hamilton, the showing of “Old Texas” (Goodnight’s 1916 silent film), hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Sponsored by Legacy Bank. Donations toward the restoration are gratefully accepted!
The 2016 Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway’s Photo Contest encourages those who travel along this nationally designated scenic byway to photograph their favorite scenic views and places for possible placement in the 2017 Frontier Byway calendar and website.
The byway’s path starts in Pueblo. Drive west on Colorado 96 through Wetmore to Silver Cliff and Westcliffe. From Westcliffe, return east on Colorado 96 to MacKenzie Junction and then south on Colorado 165 past Bishop Castle, through Rye and Colorado City, and then north on Interstate 25 back to Pueblo.
There are several sessions during which photo submissions are accepted. The winter photo session runs though April 15, with the spring session starting April 16 and ending June 18. The summer session will begin on June 19 and conclude Sept. 2, with the fall session running from Sept. 3 through Oct. 14.
There will be 3 winners for each session and one grand-prize winner. Prizes will include an overnight stay at the Horseshoe Lodge in Beulah, CO or The Lodge at San Isabel near Rye, CO, restaurant and gift certificates, State Fair family passes and Pueblo Zoo family memberships and more.
Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. The photos will be judged and the winning photographs will be featured in our 2017 Frontier Byway calendar and web site.
The contest runs until October 14, so get snapping!