Fruita Schoolhouse

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Fruita Schoolhouse
Fruita School Fall.jpg
Location Fruita, Utah
Coordinates 38°17′17.19″N 111°14′53.27″W / 38.2881083°N 111.2481306°W / 38.2881083; -111.2481306Coordinates: 38°17′17.19″N 111°14′53.27″W / 38.2881083°N 111.2481306°W / 38.2881083; -111.2481306
Area Capitol Reef
Built 1896
NRHP Reference # 72000098 NRIS (National Register Information System)
Added to NRHP February 23, 1972

The Fruita Schoolhouse is located in Fruita, Utah. The Behunin family, early settlers of the Capitol Reef area, donated the land in 1892. For over a decade the school had a dirt roof and in 1935 the bare walls were chinked in.[1] Elijah Cutler Behunin donated the land for the school and his daughter, Nettie Behunin, was the school's first teacher. In 1895 the school became part of the Junction School Precinct and remained a functional grade school until 1941. From 1941 until its induction into the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1973, the building was unoccupied.[2]

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  1. ^ http://www.nps.gov/archive/care/school.htm Fruita Schoolhouse http://www.nps.gov, (accessed 04 November 2008)
  2. ^ Fruita School house PDF — National Register of Historic Places - Original Nominiation Form

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