Time Line of Historical Events for the IDAHO SPRINGS SCHOOLS   1861 to 1986








186l

The first School in Idaho Springs was situated on 17th Avenue. Ms. Anna Marble was the first teacher.

1862 TO 1867

The school building in Grass Valley (Approximately in the 2400 block) burned. School was then moved to John Iverson's old shop. Miss Samantha
Flack was the teacher.
1868 TO 1869

Idaho Springs schools were organized as School District number five. Mr. Griswold was the first Secretary. No records were kept.

















1871

The Spanish Bar School is united with Lower end (East) of town. The School building is built on the southeast corner of 12th and Colorado Blvd
(Pictured above). The desks for the school were bought overland by ox-teams.

1880

Room was added to the 17th Ave. School. Enrollment was 100 students. Money to buy furnishings for the school was raised by fund raisers such as
dances.

1884

A new recitation room was built on the east side of the 12th avenue School. A scarlet fever epidemic caused spring closing of school.
An election for $
15,000.00 in  bonded indebtedness passed, 59 for,4 against.
Nine lots were purchased at
13th and Colorado Blvd for a new eight-room school.

























1885

A new Grade and High School Building (Pictured above) was built at 13th and Colorado Boulevard and was occupied by 150 students.  Classes were
separated by grades in four rooms on the first floor only at first.
Total cost of the building was $16,400.
Pictured on the right are students in front of the new school in 1886.

















Grass Valley School Circa 1885

1888-89

The school year was changed from ten to nine months and 11th grade was added.

1890

The Grass Valley School District number 15, after several attempts, was consolidated into District number5.
First High School graduating class members were: James Coddington, Jesse Woodward and Miss Viola Greenlee.

1891

The second story of the building was finished. The first piano was purchased. Plus electric lights and bells were installed.
Two graduates in the class of ’91 were, Minnie Clute and Janie Janes Birkins.

l892

Teachers were Misses Ager, Ashmun, and Havens in Grammar grades.
Misses Lamphear, North, and Frazier for Primary grades. Miss North
remained 6 years, Frazier 5 years, and Lamphear 2 years.

1894

Miss Darlington was the only new teacher. Janie James Birkins was appointed to
Grass Valley school.

1895

Graduating class members were: Olive Filteau, Nellie Jones and Harrison
Montague.

Twelfth grade is added.

The basement of the main school was divided into two recitation rooms and a laboratory.

A school is established at Gilson Gulch. Olive Filteau is in charge.

1896

Janie Jones Birkins placed in charge of Grass Valley School

The graduating class of five were: Jesse Coddington,Fred Collum,
Charles Filteau,Maggie Gray-Hinkley, and Minnie Young.

1897

Miss Mary Collins from Boston was appointed Assistant Principal

The school was overcrowded with double sessions in lower grades.  The school also used two
rooms in an adjoining house.

The graduating class was made up of four girls: Fannie Plummer, Emma Balkr(later
taught at Alice school) Louise Theobold, and Emma Taylor.

1898

There were few Teacher changes. Miss Olive Filteau was a new teacher at Grass
Valley

Three lots were purchased at West end of town for a new school.

Graduating class numbered  14.

1899

An entire new School Board is elected: Mr. Birkins President, Origin Hall
Treasurer, and Mr. Noxon.  Class graduates were; Edwin Richards
Anna and Margaret Barkley, Thomas Colburn and Margaret Bond.

1900

The Grass Valley Frame School is replaced with a brick building.



















The brick school building erected at West end of town was for the lower elementary grades.
After being used as the school the building has served as the Baptist Church for years.

A frame school building was constructed for Gilson Gulch School.
The bonded indebtedness for the school district was paid off.

The graduating class numbered five: Harry Comstock, Cliftonia Hanning
Rebecca Harper, Muriel Hill, and Charlotte Nicolson.

1901

John Roberts remained as President of the School Board

The graduating class numbered six: Frank Kooken, Louis Oliver, Edith
Orvis, Ethyl Robins, Sidney Varney, and Robert Wilkins

1902
A school is established at Chicago Creek. Enrollment is 26 students.





















                                                   






























1906
The Plummer family of Idaho Springs donated necessary funds to
construct the two-story Manual Training building. The Plummer building is shown above.
Also shown here is the addition made on the west side of the main school building in 1902.
The graduating class numbered five.

1909

Idaho Springs High School won the State Basketball Championship by
Defeating Castle Rock 20 to 19.
















1910 Chicago Creek  School student picture.

1912

The Chicago Creek School is closed.

The High School graduating class numbered seven.

1928

Margaret Carlson begins teaching career at Idaho Springs.
She teaches fourth grade for four years.

1932

Margaret Carlson begins teaching second grade. She will remain in
These position fifteen years.

Idaho Springs High School discontinues football.





















































1936

The Idaho Springs High School basketball team wins Mountain Valley
League Championship.  They then lose to Denver teams for State Championship.
















1937

A new High School (Pictured above) is completed at 13th and Miner St. It is a modern facility.  The Cost of the school is $100,000.

The Class of 1937 is the last graduating class from Colorado Blvd H.S.
There are 29 graduates which was the largest graduating class to that date

1943

The Class of 1943 is the first graduating class to have completed six years in the new High School. There are 26 graduates, several of which were
serving in
Armed Forces.
The basketball team wins second place in Mountain Valley Tournament then
loses both games in the District play-offs.

1946

The basketball team wins the Mountain Valley League title.  It advances to semi-finals of Class C playoffs only Lose to Fleming.














1947
Margaret Carlson named Principal of Grammar School.  
High School resumes eleven-man football.
The first Kindergarten class was established. Margaret Carlson was also the first Kindergarten teacher.
Pictured above are members of the original kindergarten class while attending their 20th reunion. First row left is Joyce Smith, Diane Wamsley, Lela
Foster. Second Row left Ron Kamby, Dierk Brown, Bruce Edwards.






























1954
The school building on Colorado Boulevard is condemned. Pictures above show the demolition of the  building.  From left are: Mrs. Keplinger, Dorothy
Carlson, Margaret Carlson, Mr. Keplinger and another man  inspecting the contents of the corner stone.
New elementary school construction was begun.

1955-56

The Idaho Springs High School football team is Metropolitan league Co-Champions.

1956-57

Idaho Springs High School begins competing in track in the Metropolitan league.

1958

Idaho Springs High School begins varsity wrestling.























The first football game, pictured above, was played on Golddigger Field. The Idaho Springs team lost to Alameda by two touchdowns.

1959

All Clear Creek County School Districts are reorganized to Clear Creek
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Idaho Springs High School wins the Metropolitan League Sportsmanship Trophy.

1960

The first High School graduating class for the combined school district had forty-one students.

1961






























 








 Idaho Springs High School wins the boys basketball league Championship.






















1969

A New High School Building (Shown above) was constructed on Chicago Creek. It is first used in April of 1969.


1972
Margaret Carlson retires from school system.

1973
Clear Creek High School wins the League Wrestling Championship

1982
Clear Creek High School baseball team wins the Metropolitan League Championship.
Clear Creek High School wins Outstanding Jazz Band in the Colorado West Invitational Music Performance Festival.

1983
Clear Creek High School Football team wins the Division Football Championship.
Clear Creek High School baseball team wins the Division Championship.

1985
Clear Creek High School Football team wins the Division Football Championship.

1986
Clear Creek High School wins the League Wrestling Championship
The elementary School in Idaho Springs is named "Carlson Elementary" in
honor of Dorothy and Margaret Carlson.

1987
Clear Creek High School Football team wins the Division Football Championship.
Clear Creek High School wins the boys basketball Division Championship.

1989
Clear Creek High School Boys alpine skiing team wins the AAA State Championship.

1990
Clear Creek High School girls cross country team wins the League Championship.
Clear Creek High School girls cross country team wins the Regional Championship.
Clear Creek High School girls cross country team wins the AAA State Championship.

1991
Clear Creek High School girls cross country team wins the League Championship.
Clear Creek High School girls cross country team wins the Regional Championship.
Clear Creek High School girls cross country team wins the AAA State Championship.

1992
Clear Creek High School boys cross country team wins the League Championship.
Clear Creek High School boys cross country team wins the Regional Championship.
Clear Creek High School boys cross country team wins the AAA State Championship.

1993
Clear Creek High School girls cross country team wins the League Championship.
Clear Creek High School girls cross country team wins the Regional Championship.
Clear Creek High School girls cross country team wins the AAA State Championship.

1994
Clear Creek High School girls cross country team wins the League Championship.
Clear Creek High School girls cross country team wins the Regional Championship.
Clear Creek High School girls cross country team wins the AAA State Championship.

1995
Clear Creek High School wins the Class AAA girls basketball Runner-up.
Clear Creek High School girls cross country team wins the League Championship.
Clear Creek High School girls cross country team wins the Regional Championship.
Clear Creek High School girls cross country team wins the AAA State Championship.
Clear Creek High School wins the Regional Mock Trial Championship

1997
Clear Creek High School wins the We the People State Runner-up
Clear Creek High School wins the We the People District Championship

1998
Clear Creek High School girls cross country team wins the League Championship.
Clear Creek High School girls cross country team wins the Regional Championship.
Clear Creek High School girls cross country team wins the AAA State Championship.
Clear Creek High School wins the We the People State Runner-up
Clear Creek High School wins the We the People District Championship

1999
Clear Creek High School wins the We the People State Runner-up
Clear Creek High School wins the We the People District Championship

2000
Clear Creek High School wins the We the People State Runner-up
Clear Creek High School wins the We the People District Championship

2001
Clear Creek High School wins the We the People State Championship
Clear Creek High School wins the We the People District Championship

2002
Clear Creek High School wins the We the People District Championship

2003
Clear Creek High School wins the We the People State Runner-up
Clear Creek High School wins the We the People District Championship

2004
Clear Creek High School wins the We the People District Championship

2005
Clear Creek High School wins the We the People District Championship

2007
Clear Creek High School wins the League Wrestling Championship
Clear Creek High School boys cross country team wins the League Championship.
Clear Creek High School wins the girls basketball District Championship.
Clear Creek High School wins Best in Class at the Winter Park Ski Music Festival
Clear Creek High School wins the Regional Mock Trial Championship


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This time line was originally written by Les Clark, Class of  '44, and has been added
to since. Any input from readers is welcomed (email to ccoyhoo@yahoo.com).
Information that will expand the history past what is shown would be appreciated.
Plans call for the insertion of more historic photos of the schools and activities as
they become available.
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1934 League Champion
Golddiggers

The caption reads - With a record of thirteen
victories to two defeats, the Idaho Springs
high school basketball team holds the
tournament title of the Mountain-Valley
League, terminated at Lakewood. Idaho
springs, coached by Jim Hancock, former
Colorado Teachers college athlete, has had  
good success with a deliberate screening
attack. The team will not compete in district
play-offs for the state tourney since the
league is not a member of the Colorado Prep
association.

IDAHO SPRINGS WINS TOURNEY

Lakewood Colo. March 5 - Idaho Springs
held the championship of the Mountain Valley
league Monday, following the annual circuit
tournament. Idaho Springs beat Westminster
Union High 22-15 in the finals late Saturday
night before a capacity crowd. Garden Home
won the consolation championship by
defeating Lakewood 20-29. In an exhibition
the mountain district coaches took a win from
the valley  members 25-24.
   The school district passed a bond issue of $16,000 to
build a brick addition to the central school at 13th  and
Colorado Boulevard to better accommodate 7th and 8th
grades plus High School. The cornerstone to the new
addition to the school is being laid in 1902. In the picture
a large group of people has gathered and are standing
around a triangular support apparatus. It is being used in
the process of setting the stone.
    In the background is the remainder of the residence of
Colonel William H. Doe, who was the father of Harvey
Doe, the first husband of "Baby Doe Tabor". The house
was wrecked to make way for the addition. Onlookers
occupy view points from rooms inside the wreckage,
while others stand outside the boundary of a short new
wall. (Source – Denver Public Library Western History
Collection)
1905  Idaho Springs High School
Women's basketball team