Mr SecrestMr. Thomson Ellsworth Secrest


Arvada Pioneer

Secrest, 6875 West. 64th Avenue, built in 1955. T. Ellsworth Secrest's children sold land to the district at greatly reduced cost. Thompson C. Secrest came to Colorado in 1882. Later he bought 3 miles northeast of Arvada. He taught school for two years in Ohio before coming here. He was very interested in education and insisted that all children go to college. In 1920 the East Arvada Junior High School was built on Luther Secrest's property. Charles Secrest, who was a principal of an Arvada school in 1897, was a member of this family.

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