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Theodore Roosevelt School

Circa 1932

Theodore Roosevelt SchoolHistory: On January 24, 1923 an act was passed by Congress authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to establish and maintain an Indian boarding school to be known as the Theodore Roosevelt School. The first students were Navajo children; however the school was eventually attended by Apache students exclusively. In 1960 the Arizona State Department of Education received a contract to educate Indian children. As a result, Alchesay High School and Whiteriver Elementary School were built at Whiteriver, five miles north of Fort Apache. Once these schools were completed, most of the local students transferred to the new schools. Theodore Roosevelt then became a boarding school for children of may tribes. The school remains open today, teaching grades three through eight.

#119 Theodore roosevelt School Cafeteria
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