Explore Local History Center

The Library’s Local History Center is an archive of Custer County historical books, documents, photographs, and oral history interviews.

MyHeritage

Diverse genealogy database providing access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.

Colorado Historic Newspapers Online

Search or browse local newspapers such as the Wet Mountain Tribune, the Rosita Index, the Silver Cliff Rustler and more than 200 other Colorado newspapers from 1859 to 1923.

Past Perfect Online

Past Perfect Online is our digital local history archive. Use it to view historic photographs.

Oral History Interviews

The library hosts digitized oral history interviews that tell the story of the area’s past. These invaluable recordings, dating back to the 1960’s, feature people who lived in all parts of the county and cover topics such as ranching, farming, mining, railroads, and everyday life of the pioneers and their families. Many of their descendants still live in the valley.

Custer County Then & Now Walking/Driving Tour

This free brochure is in the process of being updated with current information and photographs and will be available again soon!