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

Sterling’s First Public School

 
 
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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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 39.252′ N, 103° 10.894′ W. Marker is in Sterling, Colorado, in Logan County. Marker is on State Highway 138. Touch for map. This marker is located approximate 2.5 miles northeast of Sterling. Marker is in this post office area: Sterling CO 80751, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 10 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. 2.5 miles away); "Dinkey Engine" (approx. 2.9 miles away); William Shaw Hadfield (approx. 5.8 miles away); Battle of Summit Springs (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Education
 
Sterling’s First Public School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 8, 2011
2. Sterling’s First Public School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 1, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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