Monte Vista Historical Society Museum
The Society was organized in 1987 as a non-profit volunteer group committed to the preservation of historical documents, photographs, and buildings in Monte Vista and surrounding areas. Fifteen Monte Vista buildings have been placed on the National and State Register of Historic Places through its efforts. A collection of over 4,000+ photographs (indexed) and articles, history reference books, and memorabilia are available to the public.
Backstory and Context
At this time a young widow, Lillian L. Taylor brought her two children to Monte Vista along with her box of goods for the mercantile.
By the time of incorporation on July 3, 1886, the town site was re-platted and renamed for the mountain vistas surrounding it -- Monte Vista.