--William Arthur Ward
If venturing north of Cañon City, perhaps driving out to Red Canyon Park or Shelf Road Recreation Area, you'll pass by this old school house. Built in 1895 this one-room schoolhouse served the rural ranches north of town. When it opened, 48 students attended. It didn't have electricity until 1951. It closed in 1961 when school districts were consolidated and has sat vacant ever since. Efforts continue to try to save and repurpose the school. For interesting details regarding the building and school, click here (PDF, 1.2 mb)
For a list (with photos and descriptions) of other historic places in Fremont County, click here.