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Salt Flat in Hudspeth County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Frijole School House

 
 
Frijole School House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 4, 2014
1. Frijole School House Marker
Inscription.  

Built in 1925 and used
into the 1930's by up to
8 local children. The
Smith's hired a teacher
for $30 a month plus room,
board and a horse.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 31° 54.465′ N, 104° 48.074′ W. Marker is in Salt Flat, Texas, in Hudspeth County. Marker can be reached from Frijole Ranch Road 0.6 miles north of U.S. 62, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located near the Frijole Ranch Cultural Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Pine Cyn, Salt Flat TX 79847, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frijole Historic Site (a few steps from this marker); Butterfield Overland Mail (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ruins of "The Pinery" or "Pine Spring" Stage Stand (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Airmen (approx. 1.4 miles away); Groundbreaking for the Pine Springs Visitor Center (approx.
Frijole School House Marker (<i>wide view; marker near school house entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 4, 2014
2. Frijole School House Marker (wide view; marker near school house entrance)
1˝ miles away); The "Committee of Five" (approx. 1˝ miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 1˝ miles away); Guadalupe Peak (approx. 4˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Frijole Ranch - Pioneer Legacy of the Guadalupes.
The red schoolhouse was built with vertical wood siding and a low pitched roof covered with corrugated tin. Up to eight children from the Smith family and local ranches once attended school there. The Smiths provided room, board, and a horse, in addition to a $30.00 per month salary for the teacher. Later, the schoolhouse served as a storage shed and bunkhouse. (Submitted on February 25, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Frijole School House (<i>front view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 4, 2014
3. Frijole School House (front view)
Frijole School House (<i>side view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 4, 2014
4. Frijole School House (side view)
Frijole School House (<i>interior view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 4, 2014
5. Frijole School House (interior view)
Frijole Ranch Cultural Museum entrance (<i>school house on left; ranch house on right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 4, 2014
6. Frijole Ranch Cultural Museum entrance (school house on left; ranch house on right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 25, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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