School District No. 11-Jamestown was formed in 1863 and then reorganized in 1874. There are no extant census records before 1879. Charles S Davis was the Secretary for the district in 1879 and these are some of the families whose children attended the school: Amsden, Blackwell, Bean, Clements, Davis, Dubois, Fasten, Gillman, Lomax, Owens, Trewitt, Van Deren, and Wellman.

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School District No. 10-Baseline was formed in 1867 but there are no extant census records before 1879. J C Peabody was Secretary for the district that year, and these are some of the families whose children attended the school: Amidon, Burke, Bowles, Doran, Hammontree, Kohler, Neikirk, Reed, Sternberg, Viele and Wellman.

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School District No. 9-Pella

January 15, 2021

School District No. 9-Pella was formed in 1863 but there are no extant census records before 1880. F M Laycook was the district Secretary that year, and these are the families whose children attended the school: Alps, Bashor, McCaslin, Carter, Evans, Gallagher, Hankins, Laycook, Runyan, Stoner, Turner, Ulrey and Zweck.

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School District No.8-Montgomery was formed in 1863 but there are no extant census records before 1879. William Burnett was Secretary of the district that year, and these are some of the families whose children attended the school: Chapman, Cook, Evans, Kline, McCall, Parsons, Sneed and Weese.

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School District No. 7-Niwot

January 13, 2021

School District No. 7-Niwot was formed in 1863 but there are no extant census records before 1876. Barnett Dodd recorded the census in 1876, and he recorded the age of each student in year, month and day, e.g. Jacob Greub was 15Y, 1M and 22D old. These are some of the families whose children attended the school in 1876: Caywood, Dodd, Greub, hornbaker, Williamson, Bader, Gould, Williamson and Wilson.

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School District No. 6-Burlington was formed in 1863 but there are no extant census records until 1875. Mr. LaRue was a teacher in 1875 and L H Dickson was the Secretary of the district. These are some of the families whose children attended the school: Andrews, Black, Beckwith, Cushman, Greenley, Myers, Manners, McCoy, Taylor, Wilson, White and Wiswell.

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School District No. 5-Davidson was formed in 1863, but there are no extant census records until 1879. Edwin M Currier was Secretary of the District in 1879, and these are some of the families whose children attended the school: Beasley, Currier, Davidson, Leyner, Meikel, Prince, Rothrock, Rowe, Stecker, Sawdy, and Way.

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School District No. 4-Valmont was established in 1863 but there are no census records extant before 1879. C W Hayden was the Secretary for the school district that year, and these are some of the families whose children attended the school: Allen, Akins, Chambers, Ewing, Hayden, Hammontree, Lemmex, Platt, Pancost and Wier.

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The Shamrock School District, No. 2 (also called Dry Creek School District) was formed in 1863, but there are no census records extant before 1876. And this census for this district is interesting because it counts children under the age of 6, presumably to help plan for the school years to come. Arizona Wilson was the Secretary of the District in 1876, and these are some of the families whose children were counted in this census: Barter, Beal, Coin, Duffy, McDonald Rosenbaum and Staples.
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Denver, Colorado Territory Wagon Sales & Repair Journal, 1867-1870: An Annotated Index

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It appears that this merchant sold and repaired mostly Schuttler and Bain wagons that were brought in as far as they could by rail, most probably to the Cheyenne station, then driven to Denver by drayage companies. Among the items often repaired were yokes, rakes, tongues, boxes, bows, seatbacks and covers for the wagons.

The book includes accounts of a more personal nature as well, such as clothing he had on hand, including a fine black suit, a heavy beaver overcoat and a pair of Buffalo overshoes. Among the personal items he had on hand on 1 Jan 1868, were a watch and chain, gold and silver specimens, field glasses, Indian trinkets, a photograph album, four mountain scenes, an 8 inch Colt revolver and a pocket Derringer. On 31 December 1867, he subscribed to the Rocky Mountain News for $7.00, and lists his books, including a 2 Volume set of the Library of Mesmerism, Mines of Colorado, a Hand Book for Home Improvement, Esop’s [sic] Fables, Mayhew’s Book Keeping, a township map of Pennsylvania, and the History and Directory of Denver.

At some point, the book was given to most probably a daughter to use as a scrapbook of sorts, where she filled the first 30 or so pages with articles about homemaking, including a recipe for waterproof glue (adapted for Colorado), and advice such as that for “making sleeves of a different material for the dress as the effect is particularly good on women who are inclined to stoutness.”

Denver, Colorado Territory Wagon Sales & Repair Journal, 1867-1870: An Annotated Index