Outhouse built in 1800s “deluxe” facility for boys and girls | CraigDailyPress.com

Outhouse built in 1800s “deluxe” facility for boys and girls

Boys and girls had their own, two-hole rooms in the outhouse built in the 1800s by William "Bill" Taylor to provide restrooms for children attending the Axial School, also built by Taylor. A coal storage room separated the girls and boys rooms. This prevented the boys from drilling holes in the wall to "peak" in on the girls, said Walter Proctor who was one of the last people to attend the school before it closed in 1962. On Friday, Bower Brother Construction moved the old outhouse from the Shaver Ranch near what used to be Axial, Colorado to the Wyman History Museum as part of an agreement struck in 2015 to prevent the school from being destroyed when Tri-State Generation & Transmission purchased the ranch. Read more about the Axial School at CraigDailyPress.com. For full story, see Page 1.