First Free Public School - 47
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Mooroid
N 40° 22.595 W 111° 47.798
12T E 432374 N 4469859
Quick Description: In a small city park in American Fork
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 3/20/2011 5:43:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMB0QB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
Views: 11

Long Description:
The Territorial Legislature, February, 1866, authorized the levy of a tax for the support of schools within each district. Pursuant to this act Mayor Leonard E. Harrington called a meeting and the majority of citizens of American Fork approved the plan. School opened in November, 1867 with Jos. B. Forbes, E.A. Henroid, Editha Anderson and Elizabeth G. Griffith, teachers. Wm. Greenwood, Wm. Paxman, James W. Preston, trustees. American Fork thereby became Torch Bearer of the present free school system.
Marker Name: First Free Public School

Marker Number: 47

Marker Text:
The Territorial Legislature, February, 1866, authorized the levy of a tax for the support of schools within each district. Pursuant to this act Mayor Leonard E. Harrington called a meeting and the majority of citizens of American Fork approved the plan. School opened in November, 1867 with Jos. B. Forbes, E.A. Henroid, Editha Anderson and Elizabeth G. Griffith, teachers. Wm. Greenwood, Wm. Paxman, James W. Preston, trustees. American Fork thereby became Torch Bearer of the present free school system.


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