“Our Home So Dear”
Before moving west, Alice Frary had been a school teacher in Wisconsin. She taught her children at home from her old textbooks. To stay informed of current events, they read periodicals, magazines and other materials given to by friends and family. The children would spend winters studying, quizzing another, reading and drawing. They made up and told stories which the children would illustrate.
One of the family's prized possessions was Alice's little pipe organ. During the quiet evening hours, music would fill the house as the Frarys gathered to sing hymns and harmonize together.
When the family left in 1902, many possessions were left behind including the pipe organ. Time and weather took their toll, leaving only scattered remnants of this once beloved home.
"Uncle Will [Bentley] and father built
the house. It was a long rectangular
facing east. In time, father built a
partition across it about two-thirds
in length. Then, he built a slanting
addition across it - the west side
where we had our kitchen in half
and Guy slept in the partitioned
other end... The north end was our
-Grace May Frary
Erected by Utah State Parks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
Location. 40° 57.88′ N, 112° 11.375′ W. Marker is near Syracuse, Utah, in Davis County. Marker can be reached from Antelope Island Road. Located on the Frary Gravesite Interpretative Trail, Antelope Island State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Syracuse UT 84075, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Island Adventures (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Desert Island Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Frary Homestead (within shouting distance of this marker); Tractors (approx. 2.9 miles away); Rippers (approx. 2.9 miles away); Trucks (approx. 2.9 miles away); Transportation
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.