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October 2016 Erie Historical Society Update – Notes from the President

Thanks for another successful season! The Museum is now closed for the winter, but you can still schedule an appointment at 303-828-4561. Biscuit Day this year was a big success.  We served about 1,200 meals WITHOUT long lines. Anadarko has closed down the oil/gas well on the grounds and removed all traces. This removed the 300 foot setback that restricted …

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Erie Corner Store

Historic Properties in Erie: Great Western Bank – 785 Cheeseman St.

The history of the building at 785 Cheeseman Street in Erie, CO by James Sites, Branch Manager of Great Western The building was built in 1957.  In “Erie Heights” neighborhood. The building has had many different functions Grocery Store/Gas Station/House Anthony’s Corner Store/Butcher/Gas (mid-1960’s-1970) Erie Corner Store/Convenience Store/Gas (approx. 1970-1974) Corner Store – Durffs (Mr. Durfee) (Approx 1974-1976) Mechanic/Auto Parts …

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Bob Canaday The Falls Swimming Erie, CO

Erie Memories: The Falls

submitted and written by Bob Canaday I can still remember our swimming hole and all the fun we had. Someone  called it “the falls” one time and the name stuck. It was back in the 40’s. We were always looking for a place to cool off in the hot part of summer. We swam in all the ditches around Erie. …

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Alan Wise, Erie Historical Society President

March 2016 Erie Historical Society Update

Our Homestead Christmas this past December was another success! We were treated with a beautiful snowfall to accent the occasion. Unfortunately our entertainment was cancelled due to the collapse of our big tent, but we had a nice turnout and everyone seemed to enjoy the hot cider, cookies, and donuts. The digitizing of our copies of the 1903-1905 Erie News …

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Wise Homestead Museum Farmhouse Reproduction Wallpapers

By Carol Affleck, 2007 The Wise Homestead Museum reproduction wallpapers were replicated, in a process that spanned two years, by Bradbury and Bradbury Art Wallpapers. The project was initially undertaken by Bruce Bradbury, who made a personal visit to the Wise Homestead Museum during the restoration to examine the remaining historical wallpaper in the parlor and to review samples of …

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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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