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Shumway in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Shumway Schoolhouse

 
 
Shumway Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2010
1. Shumway Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription. One of the remaining one-room brick schoolhouses in Northern Arizona was built in 1900 of fired brick.

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.
 
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.
 
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 (approx. 4.1 miles away); G. & D. Hatch Mercantile (approx. 4.2 miles away); A.Z. Palmer and Sons (approx. 4.2 miles away); Hatch Bros. General Store
Shumway Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2010
2. Shumway Schoolhouse Marker
(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).
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
Shumway Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2010
3. Shumway Schoolhouse
Shumway Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2010
4. Shumway Schoolhouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 25 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.
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