Henry Hoder & the Wildhorn Dude Ranch

The Wildhorn Dude Ranch, located north of Florissant, Colorado, has a history as rich and colorful as the country surrounding it. The Ranch was purchased by the Hoder Family in the 1920’s. The Wildhorn Dude Ranch has seen everything from cowboys when it was a working cattle ranch to moonshiners and mafia shootouts during the Prohibition Era to a variety of celebrities when it was a dude ranch. Steve Plutt, local historian, will present an interesting program on this piece of Teller County history at the Pikes Peak Historical Society’s April Chautauqua.

Steve knew Henry Hoder while Henry was alive and a lot of the information presented in his program comes first hand – information about events and people involved in the rich and lively history of the Wildhorn Dude Ranch. Steve Plutt has long lived in the shadow of Pikes Peak, having grown up in the Woodland Park area. Steve now resides near Lake George.

The Pikes Peak Historical Society invites you to learn more about Henry Hoder and the Wildhorn Dude Ranch at their monthly Chautauqua (free program) on Sunday, April 23rd, at 2:00 pm at the Florissant Library. The Library is located adjacent to the Florissant Community Park on 334 Circle Drive in Florissant. This program is presented as a public service of the Pikes Peak Historical Society. Admission is free and refreshments are served. No reservation is required but arrive early, seating is limited. For more information call 719-748-8259 or 719-748-3861.