“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)

T.R. School Cafeteria (119)

T.R. School Cafeteria (119) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
1. T.R. School Cafeteria (119) Marker
Inscription.  This stone cafeteria building was constructed in 1948-1949 to serve the students of the Theodore Roosevelt School. It is the last building constructed here that is part of the Fort Apache Historic District. Before the construction of this building, the westernmost enlisted men's barracks (no longer standing) served as the kitchen and dining room for the school.

Throughout most of the boarding school era, academic education was secondary to vocational and domestic training. Children provided much of the labor necessary for the daily operation of the school, with chores ranging from laundering clothing and cleaning the dormitories to working in the school gardens and preparing and serving food in the cafeteria.
Erected by Fort Apache Historical Park and the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNative Americans.
Location. 33° 47.415′ N, 109° 59.348′ W. Marker is in Fort Apache, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on Barracks Row
T.R. School Cafeteria (119) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
2. T.R. School Cafeteria (119)
, on the left when traveling west. Marker is in 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 distance of this marker. Girls' Dormitory (120) (within shouting distance of this marker); Theodore Roosevelt School (118) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Parade Ground (about 400 feet away); Commanding Officers' Quarters (104) (about 400 feet away); B.I.A. Club House (105) (about 500 feet away); Captain's Quarters (102 and 103) (about 500 feet away); Barracks Row (about 500 feet away); Boys' Dormitory (116) (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. Theodore Roosevelt School Cafeteria, Circa 1948. The Fort Apache Walking Tour description of the cafeteria, Building 119. (Submitted on October 12, 2010.) 

2. Fort Apache History. The White Mountain Apache Tripe tells the history of the area including photos. (Submitted on October 17, 2010.) 
Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Photo Displayed on Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 750 times since then and 13 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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Oct. 30, 2020