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Before the Homesteaders

by Nancy Gruber Thousands of years before you or I thought of making Erie our home, an ancient people lived and hunted these lands. The first scientifically proven indications of humans in this area go back to the end of the last Ice Age and were called the Clovis Culture. A cache of 85 stone tools found at the Mahaffey …

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Jean Wilson - Erie Colorado - Photo courtesy of Sue Larson.

Jean Wilson made major contributions to Erie’s growth and development

by Jim Stull Jean Evelyn Wilson was born February 23, 1894, in Erie Colorado. She was the third of four children of James Lyon Wilson and Charlotte “Lottie” (Richards) Wilson. She attended Erie schools, graduating from the 11th grade in 1910, and from the State Teacher’s College of Colorado in Greeley in 1913. She moved to Hanna, Wyoming, where her …

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Wise Homestead Mill

A New Home for an Old Mill

On the south side of Jasper Road, just across from the entry to the Wise Homestead Museum, you will see a dilapidated old metal building. That’s the old privately owned Wise Mill. It was built around 1915 after a larger mill in Canfield, also owned by the Wise brothers, burned down. The new, smaller mill was used by family and …

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Erie Wise Homestead Museum - Erie, CO

Wise Homestead Museum host 150 Third Graders

On May 6, 2013, the Wise Homestead hosted a total of 150 Third graders (plus teachers and a number of parent volunteers) from The Academy Charter School in Westminster. Arriving in two different shifts, the students rotated through different activities during their visit. While one small group toured the museum, others could be found playing pioneer games such as Blind …

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Local History Series 2013

Local History Series for 2013 schedule has been announced.

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2012 Homestead Christmas

Join us December 15th from 10:00am to 4:00pm for A Homestead Christmas at the Wise Homestead Museum Free Admission (donations accpeted) Museum Open House, Hot Cider, Cookies and Tours of Wise Homestead Museum   Wise Homestead Museum is located at 11611 Jasper Road, Erie, CO Google Map 

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Erie Cemetery

Local History Series: Walking Tour of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

  Mark your calendars.  Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 10am-12:00pm Join us for a morning walking tour of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with Erie Town Clerk Nancy Parker as she walks us through the historical graves and markers. This series is sponsored by Erie Community Library and Erie Historical Society. More Info:      

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Howell-Robinson Barn

Howell-Robinson Farm Barn

  Howell-Robinson Farm Barn was moved to the Wise Homestead Museum property in XXXX. It dates to around 1875 and was originally built as a granary. [ Excerpts from Peter Gleichman’s cultural and historical survey ]  The barn is 19’x17’4″, one and one-half story, braced frame mortise-and-tenon construction, with braces rising from the ground sill to the corner posts. Corner …

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2012 Erie Biscuit Day – Photogallery

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Road of Remembrance

Road of Remembrance

After World War I, the veterans’ group, the American Legion, came up with the idea of beautifying Arapahoe as a “Road of Remembrance,” complete with a stone gateway.

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