We had changed the October meeting to the 24th due to a conflict with the Fremont County Heritage Festival.
However, I have an opportunity to go to CA to see my 2 great-granddaughters on that weekend. So......our next meeting will be November 14th!
A couple of things you need to know: 1. Sandra and Anne will work together on the wording of recipe reminder cards. Postcard will be a bright and friendly reminder to submit a Wetmore recipe for our fundraiser “Grandmothers’ Cookbook.” Postcards to be mailed January 2016. Deadline to submit recipes February 2016. Print date will be April 2016, irregardless of the number of recipes received.
2. No meetings in December or January.
3. Kiosk #3 meeting will be October 8, 10 a.m., Historical Society.
4.We accept 2016 dues beginning in November. Individual is $10, family is $15, single lifetime is $100, family lifetime (2 spouses plus children under 18) is $150.
Hope everyone had a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend.
Our meeting will be this Saturday, September 12th @ 10 a.m., in the History Center meeting room.
Mainly, we need to approve payment of a couple of bills from last month's Social and the invoice/sale of 2 t-shirts. We would like an update on the Walking Tour and Grandmothers' Cookbook to the group attending. Would you like a program on the Goodnight Barn in October or November? Laurel said they'd come back to give one. Two fundraisers for the Barn are coming up:
Also another fundraiser for the Barn:
On October 17th at 4 p.m., the Committee will be hosting the 2nd Annual Goodnight Trail Western Art Auction and Sale, with many well-known local and national western artists. Paintings, sculpture, c. 1900 Ganado Navajo rug (it's red!), jewelry and more! Event is free. It will be held at the El Pueblo Museum, hosted by the Committee.
WHGHS October meeting will be on the 24th due to conflicts with activities scheduled for the Fremont County Heritage Festival. Please note this change on your calendars.
A fun time was had by all at the recent ice cream social hosted by the WHG&HS at the Pavilion at Trinity Ranch in Wetmore.
Around 40 people enjoyed ice cream and music by Cowboy Musician, Clint Carr. Dr. Hamilton gave a very interesting talk about the history of Trinity Ranch, along with information about Charles Goodnight who owned property and ran cattle in and around the Babcock Hole area of Wetmore and in Pueblo. Members of the Goodnight Barn Preservation Committee were also in attendance and talked more about Goodnight and the effort to preserve his barn located just outside of Pueblo.
It was a beautiful day in a beautiful location. Thank you to Dr. and Joan Hamilton for their hospitality.
The old lodge used for guests attending the Trinity Ranch Summer Camp. The lodge is now a private residence and is being renovated.
Mark your calendars for August 8th! The Society will host a Community Ice Cream Social on Saturday, August 8th, 2:00 p.m., at the Trinity Ranch. This is open to ALL the area residents and families. Dr. Hamilton will give a brief history on Trinity Ranch along with information about Charles Goodnight running cattle in Babcock Hole. We will also hear from Clint Carr, cowboy guitarist.
The Social replaces our regular August meeting. The next regular meeting will be September 12th at 10 a.m., in the Society's meeting room behind the Post Office.
On July 16th the History Center was the site of the 2nd Wetmore Kiosk Meeting with Judy Walden, moderator. 17 participants were present to see and hear the presentation by Jeanne Fenter-Snider (Walden team member) who had our stories, photos in powerpoint format. The team also had the kiosk broken down by each of the 3 panels along with suggested text and map information for each. After our discussion, the team now goes back to firm up each of them, incorporating our suggestions. A third meeting will be held in the near future for our review of these results.
Southern Rockies - Crossroads of Culture (SRCC)members, CDOT, and the Walden Mills Group appreciate your time and input at the meetings.
Our regular monthly meeting of WHGHS will be this coming Saturday, July 11th, at the Historical Society meeting room behind the Post Office in Wetmore, 10 a.m.
We'll be discussing the Ice Cream Social for the community to be held Saturday, August 8th, at Trinity Ranch. We'll need volunteers to help Anne, Vivienne and Joan. Clint Carr, Cowboy Guitarist, will be our guest.
Also, have you given ideas for the kiosk to be installed at the crossroad of Highways 67 and 96? What person or building represents Wetmore from your viewpoint? Meeting #2 is scheduled for July 16th @ 10 a.m. in the Historical Society's meeting room.
Last month's program with Tom and Ce Sanders was great. Tom discussed the area's geology and Ce talked about their wildlife rehab. Both were informative and very interesting. Thanks again to them and to Peggy for making the arrangements.
The first meeting for the Wetmore Kiosk was held June 2 in the Wetmore Community Building. This meeting was the first of four to be held over the next few months as the Wayfinding Kiosk program progresses towards completion. The plan is to have a 3 panel kiosk highlighting the history, geology and other points of interest in and around Wetmore for travelers visiting the area. The Wetmore kiosk is the first to be installed along Hwy 96 into Westcliffe and Hwy 67 into Florence.
This first meeting was designed to be a 90 minute storytelling session, allowing residents of the Wetmore area to share stories and photos highlighting the essence of our community. Approximately 21 people and 2 Custer County Commissioners from Wetmore, Westcliffe, Florence, Coal Creek, Canon City, Fowler and Denver areas were in attendance as Project Manager Judy Walden facilitated the discussion and Research Specialist Jeanne Fenter-Snider took notes. It was a lively and interesting evening as local family histories and memories were shared.
WHG&HS President Margaret holds a photo of the Watson Half-way Stage Stop at Jackson Hill, just outside of Wetmore.
Two thousand riders participating in the 2015 Ride the Rockies passed through Wetmore and the Hardscrabble Canyon on the last leg of their 7 day, 495 mile journey which began in Grand Junction and ended with much fanfare in Westcliffe on Saturday, June 20.
Riders began their 47 mile ride in Canon City Saturday morning and started passing by the Hayward residence on Hwy 96 outside of Wetmore at about 7:30 am. The Haywards are guessing that they are about the 1/2 way point of the final ride.