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Wise Homestead Historical Narration

Oliver E. Wise (O.E. Wise) came to the Canfield (Tabor) area as a farmer, blacksmith, miller and entrepreneur. He came from Wisconsin bringing with him a wife (Adeline) who was suffering from severe asthma and three teenage children one of whom was in poor health: Wm. O., J.O.V., and Ada A. The area to which they came offered good farm …

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William O. Wise – Dictation May 27, 1888

Wm. O. Wise Canfield, COLO. May 27, 1888 Dictation. [ From CU Western History Library 1888 ] Mr. Wise is a native of Wisconsin, born in 1848, and lived there until 1868, when the family came to Colorado. They were two years on the way, going slow on account of his Mother;s poor health. He had the benefit of a …

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2015 Biscuit Day – Stew Contest Winner

Congratulations to 24 Carrot Bistro. Their Stew entry was the People’s Choice for Erie Historical Society’s – Erie Biscuit Day Stew Contest! Congratulations 24 Carrot Bistro and thank you to all the participating local restaurants.     578 Briggs St, Erie, CO 80516 (303) 828-1392  

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Erie Historical Society Erie Biscuity Day Stew Contest

2015 Erie Biscuit Day – Stew Contest Particpants

5 of the best Erie restaurants will be participating in Erie Historical Society’s Erie Biscuit Day – Stew Contest. Azteca Miner’s Tavern Hunter’s Grille The Old Mine 24 Carrot Bistro Every year Erie citizens are encouraged to sample and to vote for the best tasting stew at Erie Biscuit Day. Cast your vote at Biscuit Day – September 19, 2015 …

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June 2015 Donations to the Museum’s Collection

Thank you so much to our local residents that donate items to Wise Homestead Museum collection. If you have something of historical interest you would like to donate please contact the Museum. Our latest donations: Platform scales and a belt=driven grinding wheel Roll of Honer (Erie Students who went to war) donated by Margie Smith Linens donated by Lynn Boyer …

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June 2015 Update – Notes from the President

The Museum is now open for the summer. The hours are 10 am to 2 pm every Saturday or by appointment. Admission is free and donations are always accepted. If you have out-of-town guests, we can open any time. Just give us a call at 303-828-4561. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Biscuit Day this year. It will be …

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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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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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