Huerfano County, Colorado
I Remember

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The following items are from our researchers. If you've ever lived in or visited Huerfano County, and have memories of there, please share them with us.

My grandfather, Raymond L. Groves, his parents (John L. Groves & Ethel A. Beeler) and his siblings lived in Pueblo. They would all go down to Huerfano County to visit Ethel's parents, John A. Beeler & Kate Chapin. John & Kate lived in a small house and John was in charge of the water gate for the area. Dances in that area would be held in the old schoolhouse. My grandfather said that everyone would go down to the schoolhouse for the dance (children and adults.) The stove in the school would be moved out of the way so everyone could dance. John Beeler and his daughter Ethel Groves would play fiddles and mouth harps and everyone would dance until late into the night. - Cathy Lampshire

I really don't know where to start but I'll tell you who I am to start with. My name is Fidel Aguirre (Jr). I was born in Alamo, a coal mineing town approx. 15 mi. west of Walsenburg. My Mother's name was Josefa (Garcia) Aguirre, and my Father's name was Fidel Aguirre. Dad died from a severe beating at a dance hall in Gardner. At the time he was a Deputy sheriff for Huerfano County. He died May 18,1938. You have his obit in your Tri-County obit list. I want to thank you and all who helped with your Web site in mentioning the circumstances. Mom lived to be 99 years old. She passed away in Pueblo, 9-27-93. She was born 7-27-1894 at Malichite. Grandfather Manual and Grandmother Arminda Garcia homestead 160 acres on Pass Creek, 6 miles S/W of Gardner. The Deed was signed by President Arthur 1-15-85. - Fidel Aguirre

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