Shumway in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The school was named for Charles Shumway who settled in Spring Valley (now Silver Creek Valley) in 1878 and built a grist mill for wheat and corn farmers.
A typical class in the early years was made up of 20-25 students in grades from 1-8; older students helped teach the younger ones.
The schoolhouse served as a social center for weddings, funerals, dances and church services until 1948.
Erected 1988 by Navajo County Historical Society and Arizona Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
Location. 34° 24.377′ N, 110° 4.393′ W. Marker is in Shumway, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on Shumway Road, 0.2 miles east of Arizona Route 77, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Snowflake AZ 85937, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daughters of the Utah Pioneers G. & D. Hatch Mercantile (approx. 4.2 miles away); A.Z. Palmer and Sons (approx. 4.2 miles away); Hatch Bros. General Store (approx. 4.2 miles away); Jesse Nathaniel Smith (approx. 7.1 miles away); The Snowflake Monument (approx. 7.2 miles away); "show low and you win the ranch". (approx. 10.8 miles away); Showlow Valley Settlement (approx. 10.9 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,122 times since then and 163 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 9, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.