Arizona's First Public School

Arizona's First Public School (HMHJJ)

Location: Tucson, AZ 85701 Pima County
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N 32° 13.32', W 110° 58.515'

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On November 18, 1867, the Pima County Board of Supervisors created Tucson School District 1. An old adobe building at this location was refitted for classes. Desks and benches were built, new windows were installed in the 25' x 40' classroom, and school supplies were purchased from Hermosillo, Sonora. The semester opened in January, 1868, with an enrollment of 55 boys. Augustus Brichta, formerly a clerk in the Territorial Legislature, taught for six months, though he was paid for only four. This first public school in the Territory then closed for lack of funding.

Spanish translation:
La Primera Escuela Publica
El 18 de Noviembre, 1867, los supervisores del Condado de Pima crearon el Distrito Escolar Nūmero Uno de Tucs?n. Una casa vieja de adobe en este sitio fue remodelado para las clases. La peque?a sala fue surtido con escritorios, bancas, y ventanas nuevas. Materiales escolares fueron comprados en Hermosillo, Sonora. En enero, 1868, el primer semestre registr? 55 muchasos. Augustus Brichta, anteriormente un secretario de la Legislatura Territorial, ense?o por seis meses, aunque le paragon por solo cuatro. Esta primera escuela luego se cerr? por falta de fondos.
Year Placed1981
Placed ByTucson-Pima County Historical Commission and Arizona Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 3:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 502332 N 3565043
Decimal Degrees32.22200000, -110.97525000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 13.32', W 110° 58.515'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 13' 19.20" N, 110° 58' 30.90" W
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Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 63-299 W Pennington St, Tucson AZ 85701, US
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