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

Girls’ Dormitory (120)

 
 
Girls' Dormitory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
1. Girls' Dormitory Marker
Inscription. During the first decade of the Theodore Roosevelt School, girls were housed in the old fort hospital. Since the old barracks that housed the boys was inadequate, a new boys' dormitory was scheduled for construction in 1931. Before that construction could begin, however, the old hospital building was destroyed by fire and the school was forced to build this girls' dormitory first. The monumental architecture of the dormitory buildings reflects a stated purpose of the boarding school to remove Indian children from their traditional cultures and indoctrinate them into Anglo-American society.
 
Erected by Fort Apache Historical Park and the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
 
Location. 33° 47.416′ N, 109° 59.383′ 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. T.R. School Cafeteria (119) (within shouting distance of this marker); Barracks Row (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Girls' Dormitory and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
2. Girls' Dormitory and Marker
Captain's Quarters (102 and 103) (about 400 feet away); Parade Ground (about 400 feet away); Commanding Officers' Quarters (104) (about 400 feet away); First Commanding Officer's Quarters (101) (about 500 feet away); Theodore Roosevelt School (118) (about 500 feet away); B.I.A. Club House (105) (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 16, 2010.)
2. The Girls Dormitory, Circa 1932. The Fort Apache Walking Tour description of the Girls Dormitory, Building 120. (Submitted on October 16, 2010.) 

3. Fort Apache History. The White Mountain Apache Tripe tells the history of the area including photos. (Submitted on October 16, 2010.) 
 
Categories. EducationNative Americans
 
Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Photo Displayed on Marker
Wayne T. Pratt photo, circa 1938
Nohwike' Bagowa Collection
Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
4. Photo Displayed on Marker
Girls in dorm room, mid-1970's. Nohwike' 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 689 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 11, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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