Historic Cora celebrated with potluck

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CORA – The celebration for the listing of the Cora Townsite on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) arrives today, Friday, from noon to 2 p.m. with a special presentation and potluck lunch.

The community event will be held in front of the Cora Post Office, located at 5 Noble Rd. The flag has waved over the old Cora Mercantile Company since it was moved from the James Noble Ranch to its current site in 1919, when the town of Cora was revived.

The Cora Townsite’s seven buildings and three structures include the warehouse, garage and storage shed, icehouse, mercantile/store, post office and residence, teacherage, a cabin, open barns, corrals and loading chute, an open shed, and of course, an outhouse.

On the last day of school in June, Pinedale High School students came by and cleaned up the area in preparation for the July 14 celebration.

The event is sponsored by the Sublette County Historic Preservation Board, which achieved the listing with the help of historian Ann Noble’s fact-filled application.