Cornish Grade School

Cornish Grade School (HM296G)

Location: Briggsdale, CO 80611 Weld County
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N 40° 31.396', W 104° 24.8'

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Adjacent to this site stood the, two-room school where on, July 10, 11, & 12, 1934, the first Stone Age Fair was held. In 1935, over 10,000 people from 41 states attended; President F. D. Roosevelt sent a congratulatory telegram; Will Rogers sent $10 to help defray expenses! Fairs were held at Cornish yearly until 1940, when the event was moved to Loveland, Colorado, where it still continues each September.

Originators of the fair were Frieda & George Bowman, school teachers; Irene & Oscar Shirk; Doris & Bill Robbins; Ira Harris; Albert E. Spall; and 30 school students.

Famous speakers at the Cornish fairs included Colorado Governor E. C. Johnson; C. C. Coffin & Roy Coffin, discoverers of the Lindenmeier Folsom site; and internationally known archaeologists Dr. E. Renaud, Dr. J. D. Figgins, Earl H. Morris, Dr. Marie Wormington, and Dr. Frank H. H. Roberts, Jr.
HM NumberHM296G
Year Placed1997
Placed ByThe Loveland Arch Soc., Exxon Corp., Volunteer Involvment Fund
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 549693 N 4486002
Decimal Degrees40.52326667, -104.41333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 31.396', W 104° 24.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 31' 23.76" N, 104° 24' 48" W
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Area Code(s)970
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 36500 CO-392, Briggsdale CO 80611, US
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