Bairfield Schoolhouse

Bairfield Schoolhouse (HM2HSC)

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N 33° 35.351', W 101° 52.971'

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c.1890

One-room schools were built to serve the families of cowboys, ranches and homesteaders. Classroom furniture was homemade, and wooden boards were painted black for chalkboards. A bucket of water from a well or stream provided drinks for everyone, which caused illnesses to spread rampantly. Schools were used for social gatherings, meetings plays and church services. The Bairfield Schoolhouse was moved from Donely to Armstrong County and operated until 1937.

Monitor Solid Wheel Windmill
c.1905


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HM NumberHM2HSC
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Placed ByThe Diamond M Foundation and National Ranching Heritage Center
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Date Added Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 232456 N 3720332
Decimal Degrees33.58918333, -101.88285000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 35.351', W 101° 52.971'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 35' 21.06" N, 101° 52' 58.26" W
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