Lamb School

Address: 5 mi. S. of Critchell on Kuehster Road or Green Ridge

In 1886, 9 families organized this school and built a log building to accommodate 19 students. In January 1887 it opened and a teacher was hired who was paid $40.00 a month. In 1919, the enrollment was up to 70 students, however it decreased considerably in the 1920s. Fire destroyed the building in 1922. A one-room frame structure was built three years later. The school closed in 1942 and the building was leased to the Sampson Community Club, which bought it in 1977. School was named for the David Lamb family who donated the land and operated the post office nearby. The Lamb School burned down in the Lower North Fork Fire on March 26, 2012.
Quad Map/Date: Platte Canyon, 1965 (1985)
Sec/Town/Range: S2, T7S, R70W
Elevation: 8360
Source: Moynihan & Waters, "Mountain Memories," p. 148; "The Upper Side of the Piecrust," p. 149. Phebe Granzella, A Century of Jefferson County Mountain Area Schools, p
Last Modified: Mon, June 26 2017

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