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4th Annual Historic Tour by the Historic Preservation Board of Gallatin County

Docent led tours of 10 sites in the Churchill, Amsterdam, Manhattan, and Dry Creek areas:

Kimm Farm, Manhattan Christian Reformed Church, Manhattan Christian School, Danhof Chevrolet, Amsterdam Public School, Manhattan Area Museum, Manhattan Presbyterian Church, Dry Creek School, Dry Creek Cemetery, Dry Creek Bible Church, Meadowview Cemetery and Nixon Gulch Bridge

Tickets $10.00 each, children under 12 free
Available at: Belgrade Chamber of Commerce, Manhattan Area Museum, Gallatin History Museum, Gallatin County Commissioners' Office, and the Lewis & Clark Motel


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September 24-26, 2015 - Bozeman


A MOMENT IN HISTORY

Dry Creek School
The Dry Creek School was built in 1901 and the initial classes were held in the spring of 1902 with an enrollment of 45 students. Known as Cedar View until at least 1905, but as Dry Creek starting by at least 1909, this balloon frame construction school (built for about $1,700) replaced the original one room log school building that serviced Gallatin County School District 9 from as early as 1874. The original one room log building, also known as Cedar View, enrolled 68 students in 1883 and lacked many amenities, such as a library or even a dictionary until 1900. When the Dry Creek School was constructed, it followed the architectural standards of the time, especially in regards the segregation of sexes which was viewed as paramount in educational settings at that time. It was the standard to have separate entrances, cloakrooms, and outhouses for males and females, plus a flag pole for the required participation in Flag Day (established in 1894). The Dry Creek School also had a nearby horse barn, as most if not all students rode horses or mules to school in the early 1900’s. After having only four students in 1945, the school was closed in 1946.
UPCOMING MEETING SCHEDULE: (All meetings are at 5:30 unless otherwise noted.)

April 20
Courthouse Conference Room 301
May 18
Courthouse Conference Room 301
June 15
Courthouse Conference Room 301
July 7
Courthouse Conference Room 301
August 17
Courthouse Conference Room 301
September 21
Courthouse Conference Room 301
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Board Member
Term Expiration
Sally Broughton (President)
July 2015
Barry Sulam
July 2016
Shane Hope
July 2016
Renee Koenig
July 2015
Brad O'Grosky
July 2016
Albert Koenig
July 2016
Christopher McAdam-Mantei
July 2016
Lillian Thiesen
July 2015
Jeff Copeland
July 2016
Michelle Marie Morgan
July 2015
Mary Ellen Fitzgerald
July 2016
County Commission Representative
N/A
 
 
 
 
 
 
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