Genealogy

Towner Bus Tragedy Monument

In 1931, a blizzard hit at this site where six people, five students and bus driver lost their lives. Now a large stone monument marks the spot where heroic efforts saved the lives of the remaining 15 survivors, receiving national attention.




Highway 78 (89)
Towner, CO 81071
(719) 438-2200


Hours of Operation
Weather permitting, always open.

Directions
From Pueblo, travel east on Highway 96, and then turn south on 78 (89). The marker is on the west side of the road between County Road D and County Road B.

Visitor Services
Parking

travel Tips
Check road conditions in winter prior to traveling. Entrance Fees
No admission fee.





Baca County Library & Museum

A portion of the library and museum building is dedicated to exhibits of historical and Native American artifacts, local photographs, and objects of curiosity. Information on Baca County, local genealogical records, and early newspapers are readily available. Curiosities include a two-headed calf, a dwarf calf, and mammoth bones.






1260 Main Street Springfield, CO 81073
(719) 523-6962
www.springfieldcolorado.com/museum

Hours of Operation
Open Monday through Friday 10am to 4:30pm. Closed for lunch from 11:30am – 12:30.

Directions
The library/museum is located in the Baca County Resource Center, directly on US Hwy 287 (Main Street) in Springfield just north of 13th Street.

Visitor Services
Parking
Restrooms

Entrance Fees
No admission fee. Donations accepted





Fowler Historical Museum

Rich in heritage, Fowler is preserved and interpreted by the Fowler Historical Society and Museum. A must see among the prehistoric fossils, artifacts, historic photographs, genealogy, archives and other memorabilia showcasing the history of Fowler, is a 1870 Winchester Rifle in a 4 ft. Cottonwood stump.






114 Main Street
P.O. Box 381
Fowler CO 81039
(719) 263-4046
http://Fowler Museum

Hours of Operation
Open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. throughout the year.

Directions
Travel 30 miles (30 minutes) from Pueblo east on State Highway 50. Exit Main Street (Hwy 167) and travel north one block.

Visitor Services
Parking
Restrooms
Visitor Information
ADA Accessibility

Entrance Fees
No admission fee. Donations accepted.