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Stroll along Cedaredge's Heritage Trail

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Photo by Hank Lohmeyer After almost 100 years of service, the 1920 Cedaredge High School building is still sound structurally, beautiful architecturally, and a valuable community asset educationally.

A new, full-color brochure detailing the Cedaredge Heritage Trail historic walking tour has been published and is available from the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society at the Pioneer Town visitors' center, and at the Surface Creek Chamber of Commerce office.

The brochure contains a map and 18 of the town's historic buildings as included in the town's historic register. While most of the buildings listed could be part of a walking tour of the town, some require a vehicle trip from Cedaredge to see. For example, the Eckert Presbyterian Church and the Stolte home north of town on Highway 65.

The brochure gives a brief thumbnail sketch of the building's history and significance to the area's development. The names and roles of local historic personages are also included in some instances.

Anyone wanting to take the tour is advised that some of the historic places are private property and private residences, so please be respectful of that fact.

The brochure includes a short historical sketch of the development of Cedaredge from 1892 to the present. The historical outline concludes, "Beginning in 1980, a handful of enthusiastic and energetic citizens formed the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society to begin work creating the Pioneer Town Museum. On nearly five acres of the former Bar I ranch, it is now comprised of 25 buildings that are either original to the area and were moved to Pioneer Town, or authentic reproductions. All of the artifacts in the buildings are of the area and period from the 1880s to about the 1950s."

Photo by Hank Lohmeyer A new, full-color brochure guides visitors to the Heritage Trail walking tour. It is now available at the Pioneer Town Welcome Center and at the chamber office on Main Street.
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