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Fourth of July in Crested Butte

The Schoolhouse float made an appearance in the Crested Butte Fourth of July Parade:

Photo courtesy of Allan Ivy

Naughty pupils in a one-room school

Naughty children are nothing new!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

The great snow battle

The memory of man, even that of the Oldest Inhabitant, runneth not back to the time when there did not exist a feud between the North End and the South End boys of Rivermouth.

The origin of the feud is involved in mystery; it is impossible to say which party was the first aggressor . . . → Read More: The great snow battle

Playing hookey

On a beautiful or even not-so-beautiful day, kids sometimes didn’t want to go to school. If they were bold enough, sometimes they “played hookey.” If they were lucky, they didn’t get caught.

Here, Cliff Peterson, an old-timer in Nebraska, describes his own hookey adventure. Surely some Gunnison schoolboys have similar stories!

. . . → Read More: Playing hookey

An Old Man’s Thought of School

An old man’s thought of School; an old man, gathering youthful memories and blooms, that youth itself cannot.

Now only do I know you! O fair auroral skies! O morning dew upon the grass!

And these I see—these sparkling eyes, these stores of mystic meaning—these young lives, building, equipping, like a fleet of ships—immortal . . . → Read More: An Old Man’s Thought of School

Photo: Fairview Schoolhouse before it received its new roof

Fairview Schoolhouse before the roof was repaired

Photo: Fairview Schoolhouse declared a historical site

The Schoolhouse receives the plaque designating it a historical site of Gunnison County

School days, school days, good old golden-rule days

The original cover of the song, 1907

This was a popular song for generations. You can hear it here.

School days, school days Dear old golden rule days Readin’ and ‘ritin’ and ‘rithmetic Taught to the tune of the hickory stick You were my queen in calico I was your bashful barefoot . . . → Read More: School days, school days, good old golden-rule days

21 August 2010: Judy Buffington Sammons tells ghost stories

The original 1881 Fairview Schoolhouse now stands on the old Easterly place

On August 21st, after a delicious buffet of potluck dishes, local historian Judy Buffington Sammons gave a talk about the subjects of two of her recent books. The first, By an Act of Congress, is a biography of Lewis Easterly, an early . . . → Read More: 21 August 2010: Judy Buffington Sammons tells ghost stories

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