Strawberry in Gila County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Strawberry School
Erected by Pine-Strawberry Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
Location. 34° 24.342′ N, 111° 31.139′ W. Marker is in Strawberry, Arizona, in Gila County. Marker is on Fossil Creek Road, 1.8 miles west of State Route 87, on the right. Large sign on north (right) side of Fossil Creek Road marks the location of the Strawberry School/Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pine AZ 85544, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pine Community Center Historic District (approx. 3.9 miles away); Camp Verde Arizona to Payson Arizona Mail Trail (approx. 3.9 miles away); General Crook Trail (approx. 8.6 miles away); The Great 1970 Rim Country Flood Disaster (approx. 15.6 miles away); Ranger Station (approx. 15.6 miles away); William H. Goettl Memorial (approx. 15.6 miles away); Zane Grey's Cabin (approx. 15.6 miles away); Mogollon Rim Country Firefighters Memorial (approx. 15.6 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is located under a large Gambel Oak tree on the east (right) side of the entrance drive, immediately south of the school.
Regarding The Strawberry School. The Strawberry School, in addition to being an example of an excellently restored and preserved pioneer Arizona log structure, is an excellent museum to see the meaning of the words of the song my (Oklahoma/Texas) pioneer grandmother used to sing,
School days, school days,
Dear old golden rule days.
'Readin' and 'ritin' and 'rithmetic,
Taught to the tune of a hick'ry stick.
I was your queen in calico,
You were my bashful barefoot beau,
And I wrote on your slate,
'I love you, Joe,'
When we were a couple of kids.
'Member the hill, Nellie Darling,
And the oak tree that grew on its brow?
They've built forty stories
Upon that old hill,
And the oak's an old chestnut now.
So fragrant with clover and maize,
Into new city lots
And apartment block plots,
They've torn them up since those days.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 945 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on September 17, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. submitted on July 2, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.