Old Photos of Yuma


Elmer Beehler was a very resourceful person, coming to Yuma about 1920.

Thanks to Arlene Glenn, the Overland Trail Museum, and the South Platte Sentinel.



March 8, 1918, Yuma Colorado

He started Beehler Electrical Equipment Company (BEECO) and the radio station he started there, KGEK. As you can see by the photos, there were two locations. One was at 109 Second Ave., I don't know the address of the other one, but it was nearby. I remember my grandfather taking me to Yuma when I was little and pointing both locations out to me. Maybe you can tell from the photos which building is at 109 Second Ave. and let me know.

Repairing automobile electrical systems (i.e. rewinding magnetos and generators)

Installing home electrical systems - house wiring or stand-alone systems for rural locations

Selling Wallis tractors & Star automobiles

Scan donated by Paul Morris.



March 16, 1922

September 23, 1927


May 19, 1927
The on-line photo of the February 19, 1976 Pioneer is not suitable, but the text is legible.

December 9, 1926

November 3, 1927 "Our radiophone station KGEK will be increased to 100 watt power soon."

December 7, 1928

August 22, 1929

November 17, 1932

March 1, 1934 "Mrs. Minnie Essig, who had been visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.G. Beehler in this city for several weeks, went up to Denver Saatuday for an indefinite stay."

December 13, 1934

December 20, 1934 "Mrs. E. G. Beehler and children left yesterday morning for Sterling, this state, to join her husband in their new home."





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