As The Crow Flies Caw #14

Dan Crow

Dan Crow

By Dan Crow

Pony Express Monument in Julesburg, Colorado

Julesburg, Colorado
Is a small town way out west
In fact in 1861
They had The Pony Express

I also sang in Sterling
And a prairie town named Wray
Both Kansas and Nebraska
Are not that far away

One Room Schoolhouse outside of Wray, Colorado

In the late 1850’s
On the Julesburg Street called Main
There was a famous visitor
A writer named Mark Twain

Harry and Gary inside Old One Room Schoolhouse

An awful lot of history
In the east part of the State
I saw a one-room schoolhouse
With blackboards made of slate

I surely loved the cornfields
Soon to feel the plows
Some mighty friendly people
And the grazing herds of cows

I slept in a home where the buffalo roam
And the deer and the antelope play
With Gary and Gayle my real good friends
Is where I got to stay

I love the South Platte River
Where the vista never ends
I love the open spaces
But most of all my friends

Old Movie Theater in Julesburg, Colorado

So here’s to Beecher Island
A famous battleground
To Eastern Colorado
Where history does abound

Sign in the hallway at Julesburg Elementary School


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    My Father entered 1st grade at 10 years old in November of 1913 (probably, in this ‘1912’ picture of the one room school house) ‘outside’ Wrey Colorado. His story says that he had finished 3rd grade by March 1914 Their ‘Ranch’ was 3 miles north and west of Wrey. I have a story of him riding in a buggy with my Grandfather as they ‘broke’ a horse to harness and as a team. The, -yet to be tamed- horse, would pull the buggy off of the road.

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