Near Fruita in Wayne County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Mormon settlers valued education highly. Therefore it is not surprising that the Fruita residents donated the land, materials, and labor for this schoolhouse and the money for teachers' pay. The building opened in 1896. Eight grades were taught in one room with eight to 26 students attending classes at any one time. The building also served as a community meeting place, Sunday school, and Saturday night social center. The school closed in 1941 due to declining enrollment; the few remaining Fruita students were then bused to consolidated area schools.
Location. 38° 17.285′ N, 111° 14.889′ W. Marker is near Fruita, Utah, in Wayne County. Marker is on Utah Route 24, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker and schoolhouse are located within Capitol Reef National Park. Marker is located to the right of the parking area on the east side of the school building. Marker is in this post office area: Torrey UT 84775, United States of America.
Also see . . . Fruita Schoolhouse. Wikipedia article on the school. (Submitted on January 1, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.)
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