Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Site

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Elgin Schoolhouse
State Historic Site
Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Site.jpg
Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Site, June 2015
Map showing the location of Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Site
Map showing the location of Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Site
Location in Nevada
Location Lincoln County, Nevada, United States
Nearest city Caliente, Nevada
Coordinates 37°21′09″N 114°32′04″W / 37.35250°N 114.53444°W / 37.35250; -114.53444
Latitude and Longitude:

37°21′09″N 114°32′04″W / 37.35250°N 114.53444°W / 37.35250; -114.53444
Area0.69 acres (0.28 ha) [1]
Elevation3,402 ft (1,037 m) [2]
Designation Nevada state park
Established2005
AdministratorNevada Division of State Parks
Website Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Site

Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Site is a state park property in the ghost town of Elgin, Nevada, United States, preserving a historic one-room schoolhouse that operated from 1922 to 1967. [3]

History

Rancher James Bradshaw donated seven acres of land for the school in 1921 after Lincoln County approved funding for its construction. His son Rueben Bradshaw built the schoolhouse, which was completed in 1922. A small addition was completed two years later to provide living quarters for the teacher. The school closed in 1967 when its last student reached 8th grade. Local children were subsequently transported by bus to schools in Caliente and Panaca. [4]

In 1998, the building was restored at private expense to its original appearance. In July 2005, it became a state historic site. [4] Later that year, floods damaged Nevada State Route 317, restricting access to the site. The park features half of the school's original furnishings and other items authentic to the time period. It is open for tours by appointment. [3]

References

  1. ^ "Inventory of State Lands" (PDF). Nevada Division of State Lands. April 27, 2018. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "Elgin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ a b "Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Park". Nevada State Parks. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "History of Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Park". Nevada State Parks. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved February 1, 2017.

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