Historic Elgin Schoolhouse closes for season

Elgin School House

CALIENTE, Nev.–The historic Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Site will close for the season Sept. 10, 2007.

Visitation has been sparse this summer, and although the schoolhouse will be closed for regular tours, groups may call the Kershaw-Ryan park supervisor to request special tours. The number is (775) 726-3564.

The schoolhouse is located about 20 miles south of Caliente on State Route 317 in Lincoln County. State Route 317 was heavily damaged in spring 2005 floods so care and extra time should be allowed for the trip.

The Elgin Schoolhouse is a historic, single-room school in rural Nevada’s Lincoln County. The schoolhouse was used from 1922 through 1967, when its last student reached eighth grade. In 1998, the building was restored to its original appearance and volunteers opened the building for tours by request. It became a state historic site in July 2005.

The Nevada Division of State Parks plans, develops and maintains a system of parks and recreation areas for the use and enjoyment of more than 2.3 million visitors a year. The division was established in 1963 by the Nevada Legislature to form a new state park agency within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The division manages and maintains 24 parks in Nevada.

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