Aspen History: School Days
“The first day of the autumn term quite a busy one,” noted the Aspen Daily Chronicle on September 7, 1892. “The fall term of the public schools was inaugurated yesterday under the most favorable auspices, and with an exceptionally heavy enrollment at all the buildings, including Washington, Garfield and Lincoln. The work of enrollment will continue for several days before the number of school population for the present year will have been determined. The teachers as well as Professor Eddingfield, are very busy and declined to make an approximate of the number registered upon the first day. The parochial school over which the Benedictine Sisters are presiding, began its career of usefulness at the same time and with an enrollment that exceeded the most sanguine expectations.” The image above shows students and teachers standing in front of the Lincoln School, circa 1890.