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    I was out driving around in the Owyhee Mountains last week when we were in S. Idaho. Attached are photos of what appears to be a school and possibly the teachers small home. I will also attach some photos of the cemetary which is just across the road.

    Information on the web is rather sparse and some references refer to the general area as Reynolds Creek, which is the location of one of the original and largest ranches. However the cemetary has only the name "Reynolds" on the wrought iron gate arch. Here is a link to one of the few references I could find.

    http://pebblepup.com/reynolds-creek/

    I am not sure this was a mining town and could have just been a site where the school and cemetary was located.
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    Here are several images of the cemetary, which has marked graves dating back to about 1900 and some that are not marked, which could be even earlier. The area was settled in about 1864 by ranchers. This area is about 25 miles from the well known Silver City, Idaho.
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    Wow! What a neat find! Thanx for sharing.

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    What an awesome place! Great find for sure!!!

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    Thanks for the comments.

    My impression of the cemetary is that it is pretty well cared for considering the location and the very scattered ranches, the closest being about half a mile away. The wrought iron fence and arched gate struck me as pretty unusual for a very rural cemetary. There is a modern steel building just across one road, which houses the volunteer fire department and someone has a dump truck and spare parts on another side, which can be seen in one photo, so it is not as isolated as it might seem.

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    Nice find-Great pictures!!

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    That second photo is fantastic! We should start a photo contest around here.

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    Thanks for sharing your pictures.

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    Reynolds Creek Post Office 1877-1879. Re-established as Reynolds 1884-1913; name changed to Brunzell 1913-1919; name changed back to Reynolds, 1920; discontinued 1940 with mail to Murphy.

    Jan M. Brunzell established a post office May 28, 1884 and shortened the name to Reynolds.

    Reynolds Creek was on the main stock trail to Murphy.

    William Dryden was long remembered as "Father" Dryden. He taught the first school on Reynolds Creek, using Bible stories as his "text" book. He also held church services every Sunday in the school house.
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    Great Pictures! The school is amazing!

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