To honor our 50th Anniversary we have many special events planned throughout the year. From scavenger hunts and a Founder's Day celebration to a gingerbread house competition and a live tree lighting at the museum, we have many fun things in the works. And the Ghost Walk, of course, which is not to be missed. Please check back, and join us!
Hervey Lyle on the polo grounds south of Glenwood Springs (The1893 Avalanche Echo mentions it is on the R.J. Bolles Ranch).
Hervey Lyle was born in 1860 in Londonderry, Ireland and came to Glenwood Springs in 1883 at Walter Devereux’s request to manage the Grand River Coal and Coke Company. Hervey was manager of the Hotel Colorado, the Hot Springs Pool and the Light and Water Company. He was probably best known in town for bringing the sport of polo to Glenwood Springs. He raised polo ponies and taught the game to some of the men in town.
The polo field where the game was played was laid out at the south end of town where the South Park subdivision now sits just beyond the local high school. The polo grounds consisted of a field with a racetrack around the outside edge and a clubhouse. An annual polo championship provided the winner with the beautiful silver Devereux Cup, which is on display at the Frontier Museum at 1001 Colorado Avenue in Glenwood Springs.
In September of 1912, Hervey came down with appendicitis and Dr. Schmitz performed surgery at the Glenwood Sanitarium September seventh. But on Monday September ninth Mr. Lyle succumbed.