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Spanish Fork in Utah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old Academy

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
1. Old Academy Marker
Inscription.  In 1872 a group of young men organized a debating & public speaking society with Geo. H. Brimhall, President. They erected this building. Samuel Brockbank had charge of getting logs & construction: John F. Gay, carpenter: Nicholas Smith, timekeeper. 45 or 46 shares at $15,00 each were subscribed. A stove, teacher's desk and blackboard purchased. Cost $675.00. School opened February 3, 1873, Wm. Beesley instructor. Each student bought a desk. Building used for meetings, schools, socials and library. Moved to Park February 22, 1932.
 
Erected 1953 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Spanish Fork Camps. (Marker Number 192.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 3, 1873.
 
Location. 40° 6.847′ N, 111° 39.457′ W. Marker is in Spanish Fork, Utah, in Utah County. Marker can be reached from West 300 North, on the right when traveling west. Marker is in back yard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 160 West 300 North, Spanish Fork UT 84660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
2. Old Academy Marker
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are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Escalante (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lush Valley of the Timpanogotzis (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Fort (approx. 0.4 miles away); Spanish Fork Grist Mills (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Settlement of Icelanders in the United States (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Palmyra (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Palmyra (approx. 1˝ miles away); Leland (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spanish Fork.
 
Old Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
3. Old Academy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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