Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Stewart Indian School
1890 – 1980
W.D.C. Gibson, the first superintendent, renamed the boarding school in honor of U.S. Senator William Morris Stewart of Nevada, the principal figure in obtaining Congressional authorization and funding for the institution.
In the early 1920ís Superintendent Frederick Snyder initiated a building program. Students worked with stone masons, some of American Indian ancestry, to construct the handsome stone structures that still grace the grounds.
Division of Historical Preservation and Archeology
Carson City Historical Commission
Victor B. Goodwin
Erected by Nevada Division of Historical Preservation and Archeology and the Carson City Historical Commission. (Marker Number 91.)
Location. 39° 7.064′ N, 119° 45.378′ W. Marker is in Carson City, Nevada. Marker is on Snyder Avenue near Clear Creek Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dat-So-La-Lee (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eagle Valley (approx. 0.8 miles away); Historic Flume and Lumberyard (approx. 2.4 miles away); Gardnerís Ranch (approx. 2.4 miles away); Nevada State Childrenís Home (approx. 3 miles away); Kit Carson 1843 – 44 (approx. 3.1 miles away); St. Charles Hotel (approx. 3.2 miles away); Carson City (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carson City.
Regarding Stewart Indian School. The Stewart Indian School is on Snyder Ave., one mile east of US Hwy. 395. The campus itself is owned by the State of Nevada and is open to the public.
Also see . . .
1. The Stewart Indian School. “The National Park Service -The Stewart Indian School complex consists of 83 buildings on a 109-acre landscaped campus. The school was organized as the Stewart Institute in 1890 and operated until 1980.” (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. The Reservation Boarding School System in the United States, 1870 -1928 (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of the markers on its website for each individual marker and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Minor changes have been made to the marker for grammar, readability, and content. The marker indicates the school is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on October 24, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
Categories. • Education • Native Americans • Notable Buildings •
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