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1862 Stage Station Restoration

$520 of $10k goal

Raised by 7 people in 15 months
VC
Virginia Dale Community Club
on behalf of Vicki Uthmann
 LIVERMORE, CO
We are the Virginia Dale Community Club (a 501(c)3 non-profit organization).   Virginia Dale is a small rural ranching community in northeastern Colorado.   As a club, we own the Virginia Dale Overland Stage Station which was built in 1862 by the notorious Jack Slade and remains part of his legend. The Station is the only Overland Stage Station in northern Colorado still on its original foundation and with its original logs. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. Modern day visitors are awed by the peace and beauty of the Dale Valley and can visualize the stagecoaches rumbling through as well as the many wagon trains that stopped for a rest on their way west.

In 2012 we began our 'Save Our Station' campaign in order to completely restore the Stage Station to its' 1862 look and to stabilize it for future generations to enjoy. After five years of intense fundraising and many
thousands of hours of volunteer labor, we are very close to finishing the restoration of our beloved Stage Station. The major piece that is needed now is a new roof that will cover not only the Stage Station but the newly
constructed historically correct porch. The estimate for the roof is $14,800 and funds from Go-Fund-Me will go towards this final step.

Besides being a national landmark and a popular educational site, the Stage Station is the heart of the Virginia Dale community. In its 155 years, it has been a post office, store, dance hall and now is used by this ranching community for dances, church services, dinners, and all manner of community get togethers. Many tours are given in a year to local and worldwide visitors, many as an educational experience for local schoolchildren. More information and pictures can be found on our Facebook page or  our website:
www.virginiadalecommunityclub.org
We thank all of you who can help us save our beloved Stage Station so that it can continue to be a celebration of the early pioneers and an inspiration for coming generations!
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Update 4
Posted by Virginia Dale Community Club
9 days ago
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March 2017: Removed the old, dilapidated siding to reveal the original hand hewn logs. We found lots of signatures on the logs, under the siding. One with date April 13, 1866! Also, the porch is almost back on, as it was in 1862! Next step after the completion of the porch and new chinking between the logs, will be a new roof (cost 14,800)! A huge thank you to everyone who has financially help make the restoration possible!
Removing the old siding
Signatures & tally marks under siding
New porch almost done
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Update 3
Posted by Virginia Dale Community Club
5 months ago
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The stage station is changing! New siding, new windows, replaced chinking, and more! Join us in our journey to restoring the 1862 Stage Station!
New windows, new siding, new chinking!
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Update 2
Posted by Virginia Dale Community Club
12 months ago
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Busy, busy, busy! We are currently having contractors give us quotes on our upcoming restoration projects. We are also preparing for our benefit dinner "An Evening with Jack Slade & Friends" on June 4, 2016. If you love old west history, please support us! We can not do this without the help of our community! Thank you!
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Update 1
Posted by Virginia Dale Community Club
15 months ago
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Thank you to Janet Williamsen for being the FIRST to start the ball rolling! We appreciate your support of the Stage Station restoration project!
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$520 of $10k goal

Raised by 7 people in 15 months
Created January 7, 2016
VC
Virginia Dale Community Club  
on behalf of Vicki Uthmann
$20
Anonymous
5 months ago
$30
Anonymous
9 months ago
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BS
$200
Bob Sanderson
10 months ago
$20
Anonymous
12 months ago
JL
$100
Joanne Lishman
15 months ago
RB
$100
Ray Boyd
15 months ago

Waldene George and I use to cut a pretty fancy rug on the old floor about 75 years ago. Was in many school and community plays conducted by my mother, Mary Boyd Webb, also. Lots of fond memories.

JW
$50
Janet Williamsen
15 months ago
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