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Cherry Creek in White Pine County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Cherry Creek School

 
 
Cherry Creek School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 15, 2007
1. Cherry Creek School Marker
Inscription. Built when Cherry Creek was founded in 1872, it is one of the two oldest standing Nevada schoolhouses. In November 1894 a dispute between Pat Green and Pat Dolan over the building’s location turned violent with Dolan killing Green in a gunfight. With successful mining operations the area population grew to 6000 people and a peak enrollment of 56 students. In 1901 a lantern was fueled with gasoline and exploded. The fire burned several buildings nearly destroying the schoolhouse. After the last class in 1941, the building was used as a post office until 1971. Acquired by Walter Campbell in 1994, the schoolhouse has been converted into a museum.
 
Erected 1999 by Lucinda Jane Saunders Chapter 1881, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 54.043′ N, 114° 53.331′ W. Marker is in Cherry Creek, Nevada, in White Pine County. Marker is on C Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ely NV 89301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cherry Creek (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pony Express
Cherry Creek School now houses a museum. image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 15, 2007
2. Cherry Creek School now houses a museum.
(approx. 10.6 miles away); The Lincoln Highway (approx. 10.6 miles away); Schellbourne: Gateway to the Goshute Nation (approx. 10.6 miles away); Schellbourne (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. Patrick Green
Patrick Green was my Great-Great Grandfather. I find the story and pictures so interesting. If you have any more information regarding Patrick Green or the Phalan I would be so grateful. [You may contact Ms. Sack through the Editor—Ed.]
    — Submitted December 31, 2007, by Rochelle Sack of Trabuco Canyon, California.

 
Categories. Education
 
South side of the school building. image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 15, 2007
3. South side of the school building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,303 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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