Cheyenne River School (former) Improvements – Niobrara County WY

Description

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) conducted improvement and repair work at the former Cheyenne River School building in Niobrara County, Wyoming in 1933/4: “[I]t also needs to be remembered that the schools were not just schools. At the Cheyenne River School (and elsewhere too), the justification was plain: “this school house, in addition to being an institution of learning is used as a meeting hall by all people of that part of the county. It is badly in need of the outlined repairs.””

Sources suggest that the former school building is still extant, about 23 miles south of Newcastle, Wyoming, at the coordinates provided below.

Source notes

Building Up Wyoming: Depression-Era Federal Projects in Wyoming, 1929–1943. Michael Cassity. Prepared for the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office ... (pg. 101).
http://www.michaelcassity.org/uploads/1/2/7/7/12777320/wyodepressionerafedprojects_mpdf.pdf (accessed May 27, 2022)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on May 27, 2022.

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Location Info


U.S. 85
Newcastle, WY

Location notes: About 28 miles south of Newcastle

Coordinates: 43.442565, -104.200564

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