This past week, a Forest Service fire crew removed a number of trees posing a threat to the historic Ford Schoolhouse. According to Forest Service Archeologist Ryan Powell, a Youth Conservation Corps crew will do further clearing at the site in July. In September, the Forest Service historic preservation team out of Missoula plans to reinstall the windows that have been stripped of their lead-based paint, do further foundation work, and replace the existing metal roof with a shake roof. The schoolhouse was originally constructed in 1917-1918. Continue reading Ford Schoolhouse preservation work continues
The Forest Service archeologist has let us know that they will be delaying this year’s work on the Ford Schoolhouse. They still plan to do the roofing work this summer, but it won’t be during the first week in June. They will definitely welcome volunteer participation when the time comes. Stay tuned.