Springerville in Apache County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Erected by Round Valley Positive Action Tourism Committee and Springerville-Eagar Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 26.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Arizona, Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour series list.
Location. 34° 7.96′ N, 109° 16.908′ W. Marker is in Springerville, Arizona, in Apache County. Marker is on East Main Street 0.2 miles east of South Mountain Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springerville AZ 85938, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arizona Cooperative Mercantile Institution (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Becker's Transcontinental Garage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Madonna of the Trail (approx. 0.2 Presbyterian & Catholic Churchs (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baca Home (approx. ¼ mile away); James Hale Shooting (approx. ¼ mile away); El Rio Theatre (approx. ¼ mile away); White Mountain Historical Park (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springerville.
More about this marker. This is Marker Stop #26 on the Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour.
Regarding Springerville Schoolhouse. The first verified school began on this site with Con Bunch as teacher, circa 1880.
The original building was a square two-room plastered adobe on a rock foundation with a high, pitched roof and bell tower. The bronze bell called students to school from 1884 to 1950. A large classroom addition was added to the east and west sides and rear of the building using El Paso brick in 1927. The wood stoves and chimneys were removed and replaced with wood boilers.
This building has been nominated for placement on the National Register of Historic Places.
Source: The Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour Brochure.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 897 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 22, 2020, by Bill Boushelle of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.