September 15, 2013
The old Baxter Tavern, rear, is one of just a couple of buildings that remain from the ranching and railroad shipping town of Sidney, south of Steamboat Springs. After its days as a saloon were over, it briefly saw duty as the Sidney Schoolhouse.
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The first students in the Sidney School attended class in the former Baxter Saloon in 1896, where cowboys and railroad workers once rubbed shoulders at the bar in the long-vanished community of Sidney.