T.R. School Cafeteria (119)

T.R. School Cafeteria (119) (HMONC)

Location: Fort Apache, AZ 85926 Navajo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 47.415', W 109° 59.348'

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This stone cafeteria building was constructed in 1948-1949 to serve the students of the Theodore Roosevelt School. It is the last building constructed here that is part of the Fort Apache Historic District. Before the construction of this building, the westernmost enlisted men's barracks (no longer standing) served as the kitchen and dining room for the school.

Throughout most of the boarding school era, academic education was secondary to vocational and domestic training. Children provided much of the labor necessary for the daily operation of the school, with chores ranging from laundering clothing and cleaning the dormitories to working in the school gardens and preparing and serving food in the cafeteria.
Placed ByFort Apache Historical Park and the White Mountain Apache Tribe
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 7:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 593582 N 3739358
Decimal Degrees33.79025000, -109.98913333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 47.415', W 109° 59.348'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 47' 24.90" N, 109° 59' 20.88" W
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Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11-25 Apache St, Fort Apache AZ 85926, US
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