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Deer Creek School


Address9201 S. Carr St., Littleton, 80123
QuadLittleton, 1964 (1980)
SectionS10, T6S, R69W
Elevation5480
Source"Green Thumb," pp. 37-39.
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SeealsoChatfield Arboretum
Initialdate1993-10-20 00:00:00-06
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Latestdate1995-09-06 00:00:00-06
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HistoryThe one room school house on the bank of Deer Creek was built in 1883 and was closed in 1950. The first teacher was Mrs. McWilliams, followed by Mrs. Bill Allen. The pupils who rode to school on horseback were children of local farmers and workers at Denver's Waterworks at Waterton and the Great Western Sugar Company beet dump on the Platte River. There were 15 to 20 pupils in eight grades. The school house was moved a short distance to the west from its original location and serves as the visitors' center for the Chatfield Arboretum of the Denver Botanic Gardens.
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