Mission Statement: We are volunteers serving all of Grand County, dedicated to the accurate portrayal of Grand County and Colorado history. We present educational and entertaining programs by invitation for community and private events.

Lewis DeWitt Clinton Gaskill

Lewis DeWitt Clinton Gaskill came to Colorado as a polished young mining promoter from upstate New York. By 1874 he partnered with William Cushman to build the Georgetown, Empire and Middle Park Wagon Road. He and his family lived at the summit of Berthoud Pass into the mid-1880s, when they built the Gaskill House in what became Fraser, CO. “He was ‘one of those quiet, easy-tempered, efficient persons who can always be depended upon.’” Captain Gaskill – his rank came from service in the Civil War – became “a major Grand County personality.”