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White River Cantonment

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1882. 565 Park St.

The army post established after the Meeker massacre included primitive, low-slung barracks built with square nails and cottonwood logs. The old officers' quarters now houses the White River Museum. The parade grounds are occupied by the county courthouse ( RB02). Another officers' quarters, 587 Park Street, became the office of the town newspaper, the White River Review, then the public library, and is now a private residence.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "White River Cantonment", [Meeker, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 514-514.

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