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Cheese Box School (Elementary)


AddressN. side of Golden Gate Canyon Rd., 1 1/4 mi. N.W. of Centennial House
QuadRalston Buttes, 1965 (1980)
SectionS7, T3S, R71W
Elevationc. 8000
SourceInterview, Harold Swena, former Golden Gate Canyon landowner and resident.
OtherMatchbox School.
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Initialdate1994-05-16 00:00:00-06
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Latestdate1996-08-15 00:00:00-06
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HistoryThis building was long, narrow, and reminiscent of a cheese box or a match box. It was a one-story frame building with a large stove in the center of the room. It was built in 1900 and used until 1917. The building is gone, with the foundation intact.
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