“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.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
1. Boys' Dormitory Marker
Inscription. 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.
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. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Fort Apache Historic Park, 0.7 miles east of AZ-73 on Fort Apache Road. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Apache AZ 85926, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking 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);
Boys' Dormitory and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
2. Boys' Dormitory and Marker
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. (Submitted on October 11, 2010.)
2. Boys' Dormitory, Circa 1932. The Fort Apache Walking Tour description of the Boys' Dormitory, Building 116. (Submitted on October 11, 2010.) 

3. Fort Apache History. The White Mountain Apache Tripe tells the history of the area including photos. (Submitted on October 11, 2010.) 
Categories. EducationForts, CastlesNative Americans
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 779 times since then. 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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