About the Little Red Schoolhouse Museum and Red River:
... Oral tradition has it that Red River City was founded on July 3, 1895, by Colorado miner and "land speculator" Edward I. Jones and the Red River City Town and Mineral Company.
It was a mining town from the beginning and the search for precious metal resulted in hundreds of mines with colorful names like Golden Treasure, Silver King and the Black Copper dotting the countryside.
The Little Red School House, located on Jayhawk Trail behind the Red River Public Library at "the Y," was built around 1915-16 to replace the original log schoolhouse which was destroyed by fire. The building was the seat of education in town until classes were discontinued in the early 1940s, but it continued to serve the community as social meeting hall, church and funeral parlor for many years.
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