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Sterling in Logan County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Sterling’s First Public School

 
 
Sterling’s First Public School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, December 8, 2011
1. Sterling’s First Public School Marker
Inscription.  This tablet commemorates the establishment of the first public school in the Sterling settlement, October, 1875. It was taught by Carrie G. Ayres, later Mrs. J. N. Hall of Denver. The sod schoolhouse stood 3160 feet east and the sod fort built by the early settlers for protection against the Indians, 4200 feet southeast of this point
 
Erected by Elbridge Gerry Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
 
Location. 40° 39.252′ N, 103° 10.894′ W. Marker is in Sterling, Colorado, in Logan County. Marker is on State Highway 138. This marker is located approximate 2.5 miles northeast of Sterling. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sterling CO 80751, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Wars 1864-1869 (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Overland Trail (approx. 2.4 miles away); Valley Station (approx. 2½
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miles away); Original Building (approx. 2½ miles away); Old Sterling (approx. 2½ miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 2½ miles away); "Dinkey Engine" (approx. 2.9 miles away); William Shaw Hadfield (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sterling.
 
Sterling’s First Public School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, December 8, 2011
2. Sterling’s First Public School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 760 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 1, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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