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Sedona in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The First School

Historic Sedona

 
 
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By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
1. Historic Sedona Marker
Inscription.  The Sedona area’s earliest schools were built and run by residents without government support. The first school was a one-room building at the Schuerman property on Red Rock Loop Road in 1892. Olive Welch was the teacher and there were seven children. In 1899, a one-room log school became the first in Oak Creek Canyon. In the early days, some ranchers migrated to high country and others took Forest Service jobs up the canyon in summer. In the winter they moved back to Sedona so the children could attend school. By 1912 the Sedona area had enough students to merit a third school. The land for the Brewer School was leased from homesteader Frank Owenby. This building was expanded in 1930 to three rooms with an auditorium and a bathroom with indoor plumbing.
 
Erected by Sedona Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 52.05′ N, 111° 45.738′ W. Marker is in Sedona, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker can be reached from N Hwy 89A. Located along the wall within an outdoor mall called The Shops at Hyatt Piñon. Next to Wisdom Arts Shop
Historic Sedona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
2. Historic Sedona Marker
(B-8). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 N Hwy 89A, Sedona AZ 86336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Movie Productions (here, next to this marker); Sedona Schnebly (a few steps from this marker); Elvis Plays Sedona (a few steps from this marker); Heart of Sedona (a few steps from this marker); Cowboys (a few steps from this marker); The Artist of Sedona (within shouting distance of this marker); Jessie "Bear" Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); First Assembly of God (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sedona.
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
Historic Sedona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
3. Historic Sedona Marker
Marker to the far right of store window by the other door.
Historic Sedona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
4. Historic Sedona Marker
Sedona’s first school house destroyed in a fire.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 88 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 6, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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