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The Frontier Historical Society and Museum has archives which include, but are not limited to, the items listed below. You may call and make an appointment to visit the archives to do research on your own (a donation is appreciated) or we can research for you. We charge $15.00 per hour for research services. You may telephone us at (970) 945-4448, write to us at Frontier Historical Society, 1001 Colorado Avenue, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, 81601 or e-mail your request to history@rof.net. Correspondence by e-mail is preferred. Xerox copies are .25 cents per page. Colorado residents add 3% sales tax.


Our library contains books on local history, biographies, railroads, mining, geology and Colorado history, including:
"Progressive Men of Western Colorado,"
"History of Colorado: Volumes 1-4,"
"Colorado and It’s People: Volumes 1-4,"
as well as most books written on "Doc" Holliday.

High School Annuals                 

Garfield County High School and Glenwood Springs High School:
Grizzly 1915, Columbine 1916 and Yampah 1925-1957, 1959, 1963-1968, 1970-1976,  1991.

Roaring Fork High School:
The Ram 1965, 1966.

Silt Union High School:
The Pirate 1955, 1956.

(Donations of missing issues would be greatly appreciated)

Newspapers on microfilm

Ute Chief

7/9/1887 - 12/31/1887, 1/7/1888 - 1/6/1889
(some issues missing)                                                   
7/20/1889 - 9/4/1891, 12/5/1891 - 12/2/1892
Avalanche Echo
6/5/1891 - 12/27/1900
Glenwood Post
1/1/1898 - 6/25/2012

Census Records

Glenwood Springs is located in Garfield County

1900 Federal Census (Indexed)

1910 Federal Census

1920 Federal Census

1930 Federal Census

1940 Federal Census

1909 Glenwood Springs City Census

*(1885 Colorado State Census does not contain information for Garfield County)

*(1890 Federal Census for Colorado does not exist)


Cemetery and Mortuary Records

Partial listings of burials in Linwood Cemetery and Rosebud Cemetery.

Partial records for Schwarz, Farnum and Burdge Mortuaries.

City Directories                                    

1910-1911 (includes listings for Glenwood Springs, Antlers, Cardiff, Carbondale, Grand Valley, New Castle, Raven, Rifle, Silt, South Canon, Sunlight and Rural Free Delivery)

 1919 (includes Glenwood Springs only)

 1966 (includes Glenwood Springs and a Garfield and Pitkin County Rural directory)

 1969 (includes Glenwood Springs and a Garfield and Pitkin County Rural directory)

 1971 (includes Glenwood Springs and a Garfield and Pitkin County Rural directory)

Telephone Directories

1903, 1910, 1927-1946, 1949-1955, 1957-1962, 1968-1974, 1979, 1982-1995, 1997-2003


Including, but not limited to, Sanborn insurance maps for the years 1886, 1888, 1890, 1893, 1898, 1904, 1907, 1912, 1919, 1943 and 1956; Topographic maps of the local area; Linwood and Rosebud cemetery maps; plat maps of the townsites of Defiance and Glenwood Springs.




Frontier Historical Society | 1001 Colorado Avenue | Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601
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