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Old Ladore School

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1910. 1.5 miles west of Colorado 318 beside the Green River in Brown's Park National Wildlife Refuge (NR)

A 50-by-30-foot hewn log schoolhouse with a hip-roofed open bell cupola and rear brick chimney commemorates efforts to civilize the wildest corner of Colorado. The school housed Saturday night dances and Sunday morning church services. Abandoned as a school in 1947, it is still used as a community center. Nearby lie the Ladore Cemetery and the log cabin built by Frank Myers to house children from outlying areas while school was in session.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Old Ladore School", [, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-MF06.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 518-518.

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