Fruita Schoolhouse

Fruita Schoolhouse (HMQ82)

Location: Torrey, UT 84775 Wayne County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 17.285', W 111° 14.889'

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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.
HM NumberHMQ82
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 7:34am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 478298 N 4237808
Decimal Degrees38.28808333, -111.24815000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.285', W 111° 14.889'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 17.10" N, 111° 14' 53.34" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400 Camp Ground Rd, Torrey UT 84775, US
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