The Douglas County History Research Center has no pictures of the Platte Canyon or Roxborough School.
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.....District #19, Platte Canyon is listed on the School Tax Roll of 1899. Most indications are that this area included Roxborough Park, known in the pre-1890's as Washington Park.
.....The area that is now Roxborough Park was settled in the 1860's and 1870's by ranchers and farmers who had come to the Kansas Territory in search of a better life. They needed schools for their children, and one such school was built at the intersection of today's Waterton and Rampart Range Roads. The foundations of this school are still visible at the intersection. Teachers for the school lived with local gamilies, including the Helmers. Daughters of the Helmer Family later taught at the school.
.....The population of the Roxborough area shifted northward to the fertile valley south of the confluence of the South Platte River and West Plum Creek. The school was moved to the corner of Roxborough Park and Titan Roads to accommodate the shift in population. The school closed in 1948 when there were no longer enough children in the district to justify its existence.
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