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Bowie School Museum

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c. 1900. Colorado 187, 1 mile north of Paonia

A handsome two-room frame schoolhouse in use until 1958 is now operated as a museum by the North Fork of the Gunnison River Historical Society. The school was moved from Bowie, a typical coal mining town two miles northeast whose mine office and boarding house, like its mine, are now ruins.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Bowie School Museum", [Paonia, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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