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Bancroft in Caribou County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Bancroft's First School

 
 
Bancroft's First School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
1. Bancroft's First School Marker
Inscription. One block west from this site, in 1894, the pioneers of this area erected a school house built of red brick made and kilned by them. It was one room, twenty-five by forty feet. Cuss Erickson laid the brick, first teachers were Edith Townsend and Nathan Barlow. In 1907 the school was sold to the L.D.S. Church and additional rooms built. It was used as a place of worship until 1930. The bell hung in a tower of the school house and called the people to school, church, and other assemblies. When the building was razed in 1945 the bell was given to the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
 
Erected 1956 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Camp Alice Aston & Camp Louie Call, Caribou County. (Marker Number 232.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 42° 43.174′ N, 111° 53.121′ W. Marker is in Bancroft, Idaho, in Caribou County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and 1st Street South, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 95 Main Street, Bancroft ID 83217, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chesterfield (approx. 4.8 miles away);
Bancroft's First School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
2. Bancroft's First School Marker
The marker is in front of Bancroft City Hall at the right edge of the picture.
Hudspeth's Cutoff (approx. 6.4 miles away); Lava Hot Springs' healing waters (approx. 9.2 miles away); Lava Hot Springs (approx. 9.3 miles away); Furs and farms, fire and floods... (approx. 9.4 miles away); Lead Bell Mining Company (approx. 9.4 miles away); Historic Chesterfield (approx. 9.9 miles away); Settlement Along the Trail (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bancroft.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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