“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fort Apache in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Boys' Dormitory (116)

Boys' Dormitory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
1. Boys' Dormitory Marker
The Boys' Dormitory was constructed in 1932. Located on the east end of the fort's Parade Ground, it is on the site of earlier military structures including a telegraph office. Sandstone was quarried for the building's construction from a site about a half mile east of the post; a German stonecutter was commissioned to supervise the work.

The dormitory has twenty six student rooms, and may have housed as many as four hundred boys during the height of the school's attendance.
Erected by Fort Apache Historic Park and the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationForts and CastlesNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1932.
Location. 33° 47.444′ N, 109° 59.253′ W. Marker is in Fort Apache, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on Barracks Row, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at the Fort Apache Historic Park, 0.7 miles east of AZ-73 on Fort Apache Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Apache AZ 85926, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. Barracks (115) (within shouting distance of this marker); Theodore Roosevelt School (118) (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Guard House (115A) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Adjutant's Office (117) (about 400 feet away); Officers' Quarters (107, 108, 109) (about 400 feet away); Non-Commissioned Officers' Quarters (110 & 111) (about 400 feet away); Officer's Quarters (106) (about 500 feet away); T.R. School Cafeteria (119) (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Apache.
More about this marker. All visitors to Fort Apache Historic Park must first register and pay admission at Culture Center, just to the left as you enter the park.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Apache Historic Park. Visit Arizona entry (Submitted on February 19, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Fort Apache History. The White Mountain Apache Tribe tells the history of the area including photos. (Submitted on October 11, 2010.) 
Boys' Dormitory and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
2. Boys' Dormitory and Marker
Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Photo Displayed on Marker
4-H Achievement Day, Fort Apache, 1954

Longenbaugh photo, Noheike' Bagowa Collection.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 949 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 27, 2023