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Rangely (1884, 5,224 feet) remained a small ranching town until the 1902 opening of the Rangely Field, the sixth largest oil field in the United States. As the hub of oil production for northwestern Colorado, Rangely has become a jumble of quonset huts and other pre-fabricated construction. Main Street's old timers are the Nichols Store (1910) and the Queen Anne Style Nichols House (1920) behind the store. The Rangely Schoolhouse Museum (1913), 434 Main Street, is a one-room clapboard schoolhouse with an open bell tower and a boulder of oil shale on exhibit in the front yard. In contrast is the dramatic Post-modern Rangely High School (1986, Caudill, Gustafson and Associates), 234 Jones Avenue.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel

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