127 Years – Coal Creek School

2019-12-13T03:20:25+00:00February 10th, 2017|

Coal Creek School is closing in on its 127th birthday this fall, so the race is on to get the historic preservation is finished!                     Let There Be Light at Coal Creek School By Janet Clark Light will again be shining into Coal Creek School. The […]

Coal Creek School’s Privy Is Rescued!

2015-09-08T06:53:03+00:00September 8th, 2015|

Coal Creek Rural School, the oldest in Rio Blanco County, is in the beginning stages of historic preservation. But, first this summer, the crumbling “out house” or “privy” from the turn of the century that is filled with student’s names carved on the inside walls, was rescued from deterioration.             […]

Coal Creek School Headed to Historic Preservation!

2014-08-12T10:30:30+00:00August 12th, 2014|

Coal Creek School was approved and added to the Rio Blanco County Historical Register, January 2014. Also, the Rio Blanco Rural School Research Committee, led by Janet Clark, was approved for a historical preservation assessment grant which served to begin the process of historic preservation! As this is the first rural school in Rio Blanco […]

Coal Creek Rural School

2013-11-20T13:44:23+00:00November 20th, 2013|

Coal Creek School is the oldest rural school, established in 1884. The present building was built in 1892. Its unique and elaborate construction included stone walls and a fancy gabled end with shingles arranged in scalloped and diamond designs. A neat belfry originally adorned the front of the building. The bell now resides at the […]

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