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Colfax Gazette - April 8, 1971

Series: Good Old Days | Story 11

The former Hubbard school house five miles north of Colfax on Highway 195 was struck by fire Sunday. Much of the roof section of the building and the east end were damaged by the blaze which started from grass burning in the area.

Built in 1882, the building was used as a school until 1942. It has been used as a meeting and polling center for several years since.

Volunteer firemen from Colfax and Steptoe received the alarm at about 10 a.m. and were able to salvage the building. Del Mitchell, Steptoe volunteer, said the fire started in the southeast corner of the building. Bud Ackerman, who...

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