Riverside School


Yuma County, Colorado


Byron F. McGinnis, Teacher

School Officers

Mrs. C. H. Ellis President
Mrs. Ida Blacker Secretary
Mrs. H. J. Rhoads Treasurer

Hazel Prickett   Olive Prickett
Fred Blacker   Cecil Rhoads
Roy Blacker   Will Crandell
Reno Prickett   Jesse Crandell
Ethel Sigwing   Will Sigwing
Glenn Sigwing   Gilbert Rhoads
Letha Rhoads   Mabel Blacker
Goldie Crandell   Leonard Pevler
Delbert Pevler   Harry Rhoads
Edyth Pevler   Walter Pevler

Front cover: This above all: To thine own self be true; And it must follow as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.--Shakespeare.

Inside front cover: Labor is life!-'Tis the still water faileth; Idleness ever despaireth, bewaileth; Keep the watch wound, for the dark rust assaileth; Flowers droop and die in the stillness of noon. Rest not content in thy darkness,-a clod! Work for some good, be it ever so slowly; Cherish some flower, be it ever so lowly; Labor!-all labor is noble and holy; Let thy great deeds be thy prayer to thy God.--Frances Scott Osgood.

Inside the program:

Bring Back My School Days to Me

When beautiful school days are over
And grown men and women are we,
Tho' gone, we will think of them ever--
O, bring back my school days to me!

We long for our playmates of childhood
Who played with us day after day,
And little we dreamt how we loved them
Until they had gone far away.

O, beautiful, beautiful school days--
O, could your sweet mem'ry remain,
Thro' all of our pleasures and sorrows,
And bring back our school days again!


From original school booklet that was the property of my Mother, Velma Leona Pevler Harr.

Transcribed by: Debbie Champion e-mail d.champion@mchsi.com April 2000.

Riverside 1917 Program

The Riverside School was 5 miles west and 2 miles north of Vernon, in the NE corner of Section 16, Township 1S, Range 45W on land owned by G.W. Blacker. In 1917, school was held in a sod building that had been built about 1910 to replace the original 1892 school "soddy." In 1922, the sod building was replaced with a two room frame building that housed the school until it was closed in the 1952 school consolidations.

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