LaPrairieaire Home Base

Norbo, a renovated 1918 one room schoolhouse serves as home base for LaPrairieaire. Built to accommodate children of coal mining families in Centennial School district on the Battle River, it was moved 10 miles in 1949 to replace the original Norbo school which had also been moved 2 miles in 1910 to the site overlooking Coal Creek. The building was purchased by my family when its public use was discontinued, then, in 1987 it was moved to its current site in preparation for renovation, again with views down the Battle River valley. The name Norbo was chosen by the Scandinavians who settled the area and was derived  from "Nor", meaning - North, and "bo", meaning - to live. In all three of her resting sites, her orientation is the same, with large East facing windows to enjoy spectacular sunrises, and afternoon shade in the screened in sunroom. Today, a historic marker is all that remain of  Norbo School District 1247.

Hosted camping packages include a reception at Norbo on your final evening.

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