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When we visited the schoolroom was locked (despite a notice ion the NOP Visitor Center stating it was open) so we could only look in the windows. It is furnished inside and there are excellent boards outside telling about the building. It was not just...More
Hard to believe that there were 26 kids in a class in here. They must've been sitting all over each other. Not only that, they apparently ranged from 3-18, from the photo. No wonder teachers only stayed a year. Wow! Such a beautiful, remote little...More
This is on Hwy 24, within the park boundaries, but not the park proper, if you will. You cannot go inside but can look in the windows and read the informational sign, so its a quick stop. Not far from the petroglyphs on Hwy 24...More
My family stopped at the Fruita Schoolhouse while visiting Capitol Reef NP. The schoolhouse is conveniently located off the highway and is easily walked from the visitor center or other historic structures. There is a small parking area if you are on a driving tour....More
Read up on the history of the Mormons in Utah and you will learn that Brigham Young encouraged families to establish settlements throughout Utah. The settlement in this area focused on farming and orchards, easy to understand why with the meadows adjacent to a water...More
This is a pull-off of the side of the road and is worth the quick stop. There is signage telling you the history and although you can't enter the schoolhouse you can walk right up to it and look inside the windows. A very cool...More