Elm Flat Church & School...
As to the Elm Flat Church & School... the school history goes something like this -- Elm Flat School, District #58, Alfalfa County, was organized on 3 May 1894. The location was Township 23, Range 12, and the schoolhouse was in the NW/quarter of Section 29. In 1900 the cost of the schoolhouse erected was $183.00. It was annexed to Cleo in 1949-50.
This is how the schoolhouse looked in October 1957. School was not longer held here, of course, but church services were. In the "Good Ol' Days" shcool was held during week days -- during school terms -- but on Sundays the building was used for Church and Sunday school.
The hills located east of the school/church building were what the Elm Flat school students found as a fun place to play during recess. Those hills were considered "mighty steep" in those days. Some say they don't look that way now, but then again maybe "we've grown taller."
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