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Bertha arrives to teach school in Caribou

THE CARIBOU SCHOOLHOUSE–Winters were too harsh to keep the school in Caribou open year-round, so children attended during the summer. The building was braced against the infamous Caribou winds.

Justine Irwin talks about the arrival of Bertha, a new teacher

An Excerpt:

 

LINK to full interview (coming soon)

The Sherman House hotel and the Jersey Mill in the background.

Silver was discovered at Caribou by Sam Conger in 1869. In its first years, the thriving community of Caribou had 60 businesses and 400 people, supported by 20 producing mines. At its peak, Caribou was home to 3,000. Today, hardly anything remains of this important mining camp in Colorado history.


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