District 24

School Program

1910 Commencement

From the Kit Carson Record


 The program which marked the close of the school year in district number 24 Friday evening, was a decided success.  A large and appreciative audiance (sic) was present, the hose being packed and number were unable to gain admission.

  The program the evening was an exhibition of the talents of the pupils under competent instruction.  The following program was rendered:

Dialogue, Why Don't They Visit the School,

        Tillie Baumesberger, Katie Paster and Mary Strobel

Recitation,  When Mother Looks

        Martin Stahlecker

Recitation,         Little Drops of Water

        Marjorie Webber

Song,                         Angry Words

        Luella and Annie Adolf, Katie and Christena Paster

Dialogue,                    Columbus

    Christ Adolf, Christ Strobel, Walter Bauder, Amos Baumesberger, Willie Stutz, Glen Dingman, Eddie Mills, Ralph Paster, Martin Stalnecker, Jacob Paster, Danny Adolf

Recitation                Trust in God

        Pauline Strobel

Song                        Away to School

            By the School

Rectation (sic)            Pa and I

        Walter Bauder

Song                        Colorado Song

            By the School

Recitation            Making Calls

        Freda Bauder

Recitation            That Baby

        Albert Strobel

Recitation             The little School Ma'am

        Christena Paster

Recitation             Her Name

            Anna Bauder

Song                    Kind Words

            By the School

Song                When the Roll is Called Up Yonder

        By the School and Audience

Reading         A Warning to Young People

        Tillie Baumesberger

Recitation             Who is Another?

            Kate Paster

Recitation            A Maiden Who Would'nt (sic) Be Polite

            Gladys Davis

Dialogue            Watermelon Pickle

    Walter Bauder and Fannie Dingman

Recitation            The Evolution of Light

        Minia Webber

Song                    Bob White

    Students of the School

Song                November Party

    Students of the School

Song                Blue Bell

        By the School

Recitation            A Little Boy's Speech

        Jacob Paster

Recitation            Grandma

        Annie Adolf

Motion Song                        Big Bass Drum

    Marjorie and Minia Webber, Annie and Freda Bauder, Danny Adolf, Ralph and Jacob Paster,Albert Strobel and Eddie Mills

Recitation                Pa Ain't Here No More

            Glen Dingman

Motion Song   

            Marjorie and Minia Webber

Recitation                What Pussy Said

            Danny Adolf

Song                    Bring Them In

    Mary Strobel, Luella and Annie Adolf, Katie and Christena Paster

Recitation             The Tardy Santa Claus

        Ralph Paster

Recitation                The Calf Path

        Mary Stroel

Dialogue                The Doctor's Office

        Eddie and Henry Fanselan, Amos Baumsberger and others.

 Recitation                Words and Not Deeds

        Christ Adolf

Recitation                Song of the Rye

            Willie Stutz

Recitation        Principle Put to Test

        Amos Baumesberger

Recitation                     "1492"

        Christ Strobel

Dialogue                City vs. Country

        Mary Strobel, Christ, Emil and Pauline Strobel, Fannie Dingman and the Teacher

Song                    Vacation

            By the School

Dialogue                Washington Dates

            By Seventeen Scholars

Recitation                Who Made the Speech?

            Freda Bauder

Song         God Be With You Till We Meet Again

        School and Audience

    All were very much pleased with the evening's entertainment and the instruction, Mr. Jenson, is to be congratulated on the pleasant ending of a successful term of school.  The parents also deserve praise for their hearty cooperation with the teacher during the preparation of the program and for their interest in school work during the entire term.


In 1920 in the Tuttle census area of Kit Carson County were

William and Maggie Adolf - German/Russian in their 40's - farm laborer in sugar beet fields

Gottleib is 21

Willie is 17, Christina is 15, August (August D. in 1920) is 13 - so he must be the "Danny"

Charles is 11, Mary 9,  John is 7, Chris is 5, and Anita is 3

They had all arrived through New York  in 1908.

On the last page of Precinct 1 - Beaver Valley are

Jacob Pastor, 8, Gustave 6, Arnold 4, and Lispeth 4/12 - all were born in Colorado of Russian/German parents

In Tuttle Precinct are

Andrew and Christina Bauder (Ancestry index doesn't find him), mid-40's, born in Germany

Mary is 17, Christ 20, Willie 15, Ludwig 10, Carl 8, Louisa 14, Bertha 3, and Clara 4/12 - all born in Colorado

There's also an Andrew Bauer - wife Berta, also mid 40's from Russia/German

Mary, 21 stepdaughter, Andrew 17 stepson  Freda 14 stepdaughter  Delia 12 stepdaughter were also born in Russia

Maggie,16 born in Colorado, Martin 13, Colorado, Christina 11, Fritz 9, August 6, Albert 4, Annie 2, and Teresa 8/12 all born Colorado

Chris and Dora Stroble are also mid-40's, born in Russia/German

Fred and Mary Stutz, late 40's, also Russian German

Ida, 20 born in South DakotaEmma 18, Lyda 16, Winnie 14, Willie 11, and Martha 6 all born in Colorado

Lydia is 20, Emil 17, Pauline 15, Chris 14, Mary 12, and Albert 5, all born in Colorado

Frank and Iola DIGMAN are 40ish, born West Virginia

Fannie 15, Glen 13, Emma 5, John 4, and Lily 2 were all born in Colorado

There's a 61-year-old Martin Stalnecker in the census - maybe he was also in the "dialogue"

Most of these families homesteaded in Townships 6 and 7 South, 45 West.  That would be in the area near present-day Bonny Dam.  So the Tuttle precinct for the 1910 census was a big area.

Founded in the late 1800's Tuttle was a US Post Office, and a stop for the Pikes Peak Express - from Kansas City to Denver - this was called Station 21.. At its peak, it had about 70-80 residents, mostly of German descent. As the stage lines fell out of use, the last few residents either moved, or passed away. In a 1900 census of Kit Carson County, Tuttle had a population of about 15, including a blacksmith, postmaster, a photographer, and a novelist. All that remains are some foundations , the ruins of the local Lutheran Church, and the all but collapsed remains of the Post Office. Tuttle is north-east of Stratton, about half way north to Kirk, and about four miles east of Hwy. 57.(Thank you Josh Schlichenmayer)

Horace Greeley's companion Richardson left Leavenworth on the stage of May 25, 1859, and wrote an interesting account of the Concord coach which, like the "wonderful one-hoss Shay," was made so that it "don't break down, but only wears out."

It is covered with duck or canvas, the driver sitting in front, at a slight elevation above the passengers. Bearing no weight upon the roof, it is less topheavy than the old-fashioned stage-coach for mud holes and mountain-sides, where to preserve the center of gravity becomes, with Falstaff's instinct, `a great matter.' Like human travelers on life's highway, it goes best under a heavy load. Empty, it jolts and pitches like a ship in a raging sea; filled with passengers and balanced by a proper distribution of baggage in the `boot' behind, and under the driver's feet before, its motion is easy and elastic. Excelling every other in durability and strength, this hack is used all over our continent and throughout South America.


Horace Greeley was a passenger on one stage in 1859, and notes of Station 21:

The bottom of the river is perhaps half a mile in average width. Water is obtained from the apology for a river, or by digging in the sand by its side; in default of wood, corrals (cattle-pens) are formed at, the stations by laying up a heavy wall of clayey earth flanked by sods, and thus excavating a deep ditch on the inner side, except at the portal, which is closed at night by running a wagon into it. The tents are sodded at their bases; houses of sods are to be constructed so soon as may be. Such are the shifts of human ingenuity in a country which has probably not a cord of growing wood to each township of land. [188]

Six miles farther up, the stream disappears in the deep, thirsty sands of its wide bed, and is not seen again for twenty-five miles. [189]

At the head of this "sink," the stream disappears in like manner to that of its emergence. Here is Station 22,  (northwest of present-day Seibert) and here are a so-called spring, and one or two considerable pools, not visibly connected with the sinking river, but doubtless sustained by it. And here the thirsty men and teams which have been twenty-five miles without water on the Express Company's road, are met by those which have come up the longer and more southerly route by the Smoky Hill, and which have traveled sixty miles since they last found water or shade. . . . The Pike's Peakers from the Smoky Hill whom I met here, had driven their ox-teams through the sixty miles at one stretch, the time required being two days and the intervening night. From this point westward, the original Smoky Hill route is abandoned for that we had been traveling, which follows the Republican some twenty-five miles further.

The bluffs are usually low, and the dry creeks which separate them are often wide reaches of heavy sand. . . . There is little grass on the rolling prairie above the bluffs. . . . Some of the dry-creek valleys have a little that is green but thin, while the river bottom-often half a mile wide-is sometimes tolerably grassed, and sometimes sandy and sterile. Of wood, there is none for stretches of forty or fifty miles: the corrals are made of earth, and consist of a trench and a mud or turf wall; one or two stationhouses are to be built of turf if ever built at all; and at one station the fuel is brought sixty miles from the pineries further west.

In 1870 a Confederate Army surgeon named Herman B. Tuttle settled on the Republican River in eastern Colorado. His ranch grew into an important outpost settlement, housing the first school in the county, a blacksmith shop, post office and eventually even a dance hall.





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