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I’ve Found a Start Date for the Junior High!

Posted by on January 26, 2013
Fort Collins High School - later Fort Collins Junior High - circa 1910

Fort Collins High School – later Fort Collins Junior High – circa 1910

I have been researching the start date of what is now Lincoln Middle School, originally Fort Collins Junior High, for just over a year now. The search has provided several speculative dates, but nothing substantial or specific. …until now. I believe that I have found the month and year that Fort Collins had its first junior high school. (And it looks like another Larimer County city beat us to the punch when it comes to having a junior high!) I’m not going to print the results until I’ve gone to the city archives and found the evidence in a format that I feel comfortable is sound. And since the archives won’t be open again until Tuesday, the earliest I’ll probably get anything posted is Tuesday night. So… I thought I’d give you all a heads up and suggest that you post your guesses in the comments as to when the school got its start. Don’t worry about guessing the month. Back then, school started in September. And I’ve already posted that the dates have been narrowed down to between 1921 and 1928. So what do you think? How old is our oldest middle years school? And here’s a bonus question: The first junior high also apparently only consisted of one grade. What grade do you think it was?

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