Marvine Rural School

2013-11-20T14:45:40+00:00November 20th, 2013|

When the Marvine School was completed by Clarence Ford in 1914 it was the second schoolhouse within the Buford district. The number of homesteaders and ranchers had increased and upriver resorts flourished. In 1954 a new log building was built at the same location. The old school was sold and moved to become a garage […]

Stillwater Rural School

2013-11-20T14:43:38+00:00November 20th, 2013|

The school with the most names:  Stillwater, Hill Creek, Shaw, and South Fork was in operation the shortest time. It was built in 1925 by Kirk Shaw from native logs in a clearing of pines overlooking the South Fork meadows. Although it was only used as a school for two years, the building continued to […]

Buford Rural School

2013-11-20T14:39:20+00:00November 20th, 2013|

In 1889 the Buford area homesteaders built their own log school near Big Beaver Creek just north of the bridge they had built across the White River by the mouth of the creek. As the population increased, a second story was soon added especially to accommodate social events. When flooding damaged the building, a new […]

Elk Creek School

2013-11-17T11:28:57+00:00November 17th, 2013|

The first Elk Creek School opened in 1915 when the families in the upper part of the Miller Creek district wanted their own school. In 1921 the Elk Creek community built a new sturdy 18×26 foot structure. It served as a school for 27 years and closed in 1948 for lack of pupils. In 1958 […]

Miller Creek

2013-11-17T11:22:00+00:00November 17th, 2013|

School for the Miller Creek District was first held in Grandpa (George B.) Warren’s old cabin. The new log schoolhouse was under construction and ready in May 1899 for a 3 month summer term. In 1912 a 16 foot addition, a little white entry way, was added onto the school. Students often remember playing in […]

Up The White River Tour

2013-11-17T10:47:54+00:00November 17th, 2013|

Traveling along the sparkling waters of the White River offers all the beauty of this designated Scenic Byway while viewing rural schools. This rich valley attracted ranchers, farmers, and sportsmen in the late 1880’s and early 1900’s. Various resorts and homesteads were established which led to the building of several schools. This is considered a […]

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