SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO
SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS:
Rio Blanco Courthouse
555 Main Meeker, CO
Rio Blanco County Public Health Department
538 Garfield St Meeker, CO
Meeker Public Library
200 Main St Meeker, CO
Rio Blanco County Historical Society
and the White River Museum
Our current officers are
President: Steve Wix,
Vice President: Gayle Crawford,
Secretary: Sandra Shimko,
Treasure: Charlotte Wix:
Board Members: Joe Sullivan, Syble Barney,
Dave Steinman, Dick Moyer, Linda Cogswell
and Orval La Borde.
565 Park Street
Meeker, CO 81641
HOURS: They are open in the summer from mid-May to mid-October.
Our hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekends.
In the winter we are open on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
We have now opened our Garrison Building which is one of the officer's quarters
built by the troops who came in after the Meeker Massacre. The building was blessed
and dedicated by the White River Utes from Duchesne, UT. It contains an Indian Room,
a Soldier's Room, an Agency Room and the Rich Lyttle Research Room. At this point we
are doing private tours, except over holidays when it is manned (womanned!) by volunteers.
It is an ongoing project.
From the "History of Colorado"
Wilbur Fisk Stone
S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
In the central west lie Rio Blanco, Garfield, Mesa, Delta and Montrose
Rio Blanco is included within the drainage basins formed by the Yampa
Plateau, Danforth Hills and Williams River Mountains on the north and east,
and the White River Plateau, Book Cliffs and Roan or Book Plateau on the
south. The White River Valley rises from an altitude of five thousand feet
at the western boundary of the county to nine thousand feet near the eastern
limit. The mountain peaks in the eastern part vary from ten thousand to
twelve thousand five hundred feet, and the plateaus on the north and south
from eight thousand to nine thousand five hundred feet above sea level.