From the Kit Carson Record
The program which marked the close of the school year in district number 24 Friday evening, was a decided success. A large and appreciative audiance (sic) was present, the hose being packed and number were unable to gain admission.
The program the evening was an exhibition of the talents of the pupils under competent instruction. The following program was rendered:
Dialogue, Why Don't They Visit the School,
Tillie Baumesberger, Katie Paster and Mary Strobel
Recitation, When Mother Looks
Recitation, Little Drops of Water
Song, Angry Words
Luella and Annie Adolf, Katie and Christena Paster
Christ Adolf, Christ Strobel, Walter Bauder, Amos Baumesberger, Willie Stutz, Glen Dingman, Eddie Mills, Ralph Paster, Martin Stalnecker, Jacob Paster, Danny Adolf
Recitation Trust in God
Song Away to School
By the School
Rectation (sic) Pa and I
Song Colorado Song
By the School
Recitation Making Calls
Recitation That Baby
Recitation The little School Ma'am
Recitation Her Name
Song Kind Words
By the School
Song When the Roll is Called Up Yonder
By the School and Audience
Reading A Warning to Young People
Recitation Who is Another?
Recitation A Maiden Who Would'nt (sic) Be Polite
Dialogue Watermelon Pickle
Walter Bauder and Fannie Dingman
Recitation The Evolution of Light
Song Bob White
Students of the School
Song November Party
Students of the School
Song Blue Bell
By the School
Recitation A Little Boy's Speech
Motion Song Big Bass Drum
Marjorie and Minia Webber, Annie and Freda Bauder, Danny Adolf, Ralph and Jacob Paster,Albert Strobel and Eddie Mills
Recitation Pa Ain't Here No More
Marjorie and Minia Webber
Recitation What Pussy Said
Song Bring Them In
Mary Strobel, Luella and Annie Adolf, Katie and Christena Paster
Recitation The Tardy Santa Claus
Recitation The Calf Path
Dialogue The Doctor's Office
Eddie and Henry Fanselan, Amos Baumsberger and others.
Recitation Words and Not Deeds
Recitation Song of the Rye
Recitation Principle Put to Test
Dialogue City vs. Country
Mary Strobel, Christ, Emil and Pauline Strobel, Fannie Dingman and the Teacher
By the School
Dialogue Washington Dates
By Seventeen Scholars
Recitation Who Made the Speech?
Song God Be With You Till We Meet Again
School and Audience
All were very much pleased with the evening's entertainment and the instruction, Mr. Jenson, is to be congratulated on the pleasant ending of a successful term of school. The parents also deserve praise for their hearty cooperation with the teacher during the preparation of the program and for their interest in school work during the entire term.
In 1920 in the Tuttle census area of Kit Carson County were
William and Maggie Adolf - German/Russian in their 40's - farm laborer in sugar beet fields
Gottleib is 21
Willie is 17, Christina is 15, August (August D. in 1920) is 13 - so he must be the "Danny"
Charles is 11, Mary 9, John is 7, Chris is 5, and Anita is 3
They had all arrived through New York in 1908.
On the last page of Precinct 1 - Beaver Valley are
Jacob Pastor, 8, Gustave 6, Arnold 4, and Lispeth 4/12 - all were born in Colorado of Russian/German parents
In Tuttle Precinct are
Andrew and Christina Bauder (Ancestry index doesn't find him), mid-40's, born in Germany
Mary is 17, Christ 20, Willie 15, Ludwig 10, Carl 8, Louisa 14, Bertha 3, and Clara 4/12 - all born in Colorado
There's also an Andrew Bauer - wife Berta, also mid 40's from Russia/German
Mary, 21 stepdaughter, Andrew 17 stepson Freda 14 stepdaughter Delia 12 stepdaughter were also born in Russia
Maggie,16 born in Colorado, Martin 13, Colorado, Christina 11, Fritz 9, August 6, Albert 4, Annie 2, and Teresa 8/12 all born Colorado
Chris and Dora Stroble are also mid-40's, born in Russia/German
Fred and Mary Stutz, late 40's, also Russian German
Ida, 20 born in South DakotaEmma 18, Lyda 16, Winnie 14, Willie 11, and Martha 6 all born in Colorado
Lydia is 20, Emil 17, Pauline 15, Chris 14, Mary 12, and Albert 5, all born in Colorado
Frank and Iola DIGMAN are 40ish, born West Virginia
Fannie 15, Glen 13, Emma 5, John 4, and Lily 2 were all born in Colorado
There's a 61-year-old Martin Stalnecker in the census - maybe he was also in the "dialogue"
Most of these families homesteaded in Townships 6 and 7 South, 45 West. That would be in the area near present-day Bonny Dam. So the Tuttle precinct for the 1910 census was a big area.
Founded in the late 1800's Tuttle was a US Post Office, and a stop for the Pikes Peak Express - from Kansas City to Denver - this was called Station 21.. At its peak, it had about 70-80 residents, mostly of German descent. As the stage lines fell out of use, the last few residents either moved, or passed away. In a 1900 census of Kit Carson County, Tuttle had a population of about 15, including a blacksmith, postmaster, a photographer, and a novelist. All that remains are some foundations , the ruins of the local Lutheran Church, and the all but collapsed remains of the Post Office. Tuttle is north-east of Stratton, about half way north to Kirk, and about four miles east of Hwy. 57.(Thank you Josh Schlichenmayer)
Horace Greeley's companion Richardson left Leavenworth on the stage of May
25, 1859, and wrote an interesting account of the Concord coach which, like the
"wonderful one-hoss Shay," was made so that it "don't break down, but only wears
It is covered with duck or canvas, the driver sitting in front, at a slight elevation above the passengers. Bearing no weight upon the roof, it is less topheavy than the old-fashioned stage-coach for mud holes and mountain-sides, where to preserve the center of gravity becomes, with Falstaff's instinct, `a great matter.' Like human travelers on life's highway, it goes best under a heavy load. Empty, it jolts and pitches like a ship in a raging sea; filled with passengers and balanced by a proper distribution of baggage in the `boot' behind, and under the driver's feet before, its motion is easy and elastic. Excelling every other in durability and strength, this hack is used all over our continent and throughout South America.
Horace Greeley was a passenger on one stage in 1859, and notes of Station 21:
The bottom of the river is perhaps half a mile in average width. Water is
obtained from the apology for a river, or by digging in the sand by its side; in
default of wood, corrals (cattle-pens) are formed at, the stations by laying up
a heavy wall of clayey earth flanked by sods, and thus excavating a deep ditch
on the inner side, except at the portal, which is closed at night by running a
wagon into it. The tents are sodded at their bases; houses of sods are to be
constructed so soon as may be. Such are the shifts of human ingenuity in a
country which has probably not a cord of growing wood to each township of land.
Six miles farther up, the stream disappears in the deep, thirsty sands of its wide bed, and is not seen again for twenty-five miles. 
At the head of this "sink," the stream disappears in like manner to that of
its emergence. Here is Station 22, (northwest of present-day Seibert) and
here are a so-called spring, and one or two considerable pools, not visibly
connected with the sinking river, but doubtless sustained by it. And here the
thirsty men and teams which have been twenty-five miles without water on the
Express Company's road, are met by those which have come up the longer and more
southerly route by the Smoky Hill, and which have traveled sixty miles since
they last found water or shade. . . . The Pike's Peakers from the Smoky Hill
whom I met here, had driven their ox-teams through the sixty miles at one
stretch, the time required being two days and the intervening night. From this
point westward, the original Smoky Hill route is abandoned for that we had been
traveling, which follows the Republican some twenty-five miles further.
The bluffs are usually low, and the dry creeks which separate them are often wide reaches of heavy sand. . . . There is little grass on the rolling prairie above the bluffs. . . . Some of the dry-creek valleys have a little that is green but thin, while the river bottom-often half a mile wide-is sometimes tolerably grassed, and sometimes sandy and sterile. Of wood, there is none for stretches of forty or fifty miles: the corrals are made of earth, and consist of a trench and a mud or turf wall; one or two stationhouses are to be built of turf if ever built at all; and at one station the fuel is brought sixty miles from the pineries further west.
In 1870 a Confederate Army surgeon named Herman B. Tuttle settled on the Republican River in eastern Colorado. His ranch grew into an important outpost settlement, housing the first school in the county, a blacksmith shop, post office and eventually even a dance hall.
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