Arizona Indian Agencies and Schools

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Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction.

Camp McDowell Reservation and Day School, Arizona
Post-office: McDowell, Arizona
Telegraph address: Phoenix, Arizona; Western Union, 32 miles from reservation; thence semiweekly mail; time required for mounted messenger, 7 hours; or by telephone to Verde Gauging station and special messenger, 8 miles.
Railroad station: Phoenix, Arizona, on Maricopa and Phoenix Rwy., and Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix Rwy.; thence hired team, 32 miles; change from Southern Pacific Rwy. at Maricopa; change from Santa Fe Pacific Rwy. at Ashfork.

Salt River day school.
Post-office: Scottsdale, Arizona
Telegraph address: Phoenix, Arizona; Western Union, 12 miles from school; thence stage to Scottsdale; thence messenger; time, 5 hours.
Railroad station: Phoenix, Arizona, on Maricopa and Phoenix and Salt River Valley Rwy., and Santa Fe, Phoenix and Prescott Rwy.; thence hired team, 12 miles.

Camp Verde School, Arizona
Post-office: Camp Verde, Arizona
Telegraph address: Cherry Creek, Arizona; Western Union, 32 miles from school.
Railroad station: Cherry Creek, Arizona; thence stage (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays), 32 miles.

Colorado River School, Arizona
Post-office: Parker, Arizona
Telegraph address: Parker, Arizona; Western Union, 2 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Parker, Arizona, on Arizona and Colorado Rwy., 2 miles from school.

Fort Apache Agency and Day School, Arizona
Post-office: Whiteriver, Arizona
Telegraph address: Fort Apache, Arizona, via Holbrook; Postal and Western Union; military telegraph line to Fort Apache, 4 miles from school and agency; thence telephone. Railroad station: Holbrook, Arizona, on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rwy.; thence daily buckboard, 86 miles.

Canyon day school.
Post-office: Fort Apache, Arizona
Telegraph address: Holbrook; Postal and Western Union, military telegraph line to Fort Apache, 7 miles from school; thence messenger, 1½ hours.
Railroad station: Same as agency; distance, 93 miles.

Cibecue day school.
Post-office: Whiteriver, Arizona
Telegraph address: Fort Apache, via Holbrook, Arizona; Postal and Western Union to Holbrook; thence military telegraph line to Fort Apache, 50 miles from school; thence messenger, 1 day.
Railroad station: Same as agency; distance, 136 miles.

East Fork day school.
Post-office: Whiteriver, Arizona
Telegraph address: Fort Apache, via Holbrook, Arizona; Postal and Western Union to Holbrook; thence military telegraph line to Fort Apache, 3 miles from school; thence messenger, 1 hour.
Railroad station: Same as agency; distance, 90 miles.

Fort Mojave School, Arizona.
Post-office: Mohave City, Arizona
Telegraph address: Kingman, Arizona; Postal and Western Union, 55 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Needles, California, on Santa Fe Rwy.; thence stage Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 20 miles.

Havasupai School, Arizona
Post-office: Supai, Arizona
Telegraph address: Grand Canyon, Arizona; Postal, 47 miles from school; thence mail, Tuesdays and Fridays, 11 hours.
Railroad station: Grand Canyon, Arizona, on Santa Fe Rwy.; thence hired team over wagon road; 35 miles, and thence by trail, 12 miles; total 47 miles. Or Seligman, Arizona, on Santa Fe Rwy.; thence hired team over wagon road, 70 miles, and trail, 10 miles; total, 80 miles. (Latter route not advisable except for freight.)

Leupp School, Arizona
Post-office: Leupp, Arizona
Telegraph address: Winslow, Arizona; Postal and Western Union, 25 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Sunshine, Arizona, 11 miles from school. No stage or private conveyance. Or Winslow, Arizona, 25 miles from school. Livery available.

Tolchaco mission school.
Post-office: Tolchaco, Arizona
Telegraph address: Sunshine, Arizona; Western Union; thence tri-weekly mail.
Railroad station: Sunshine, Arizona

Moqui School, Arizona
Post-office: Reams Canon, Arizona
Telegraph address: Gallup, New Mexico; Postal and Western Union, 105 miles from school; thence mail, 48 hours.
Railroad station: Gallup, New Mexico, on Santa Fe Pacific Rwy.; thence buckboard via St. Michaels and Ganado, three times a week, leaving on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 105 miles. Or Holbrook, Arizona, thence by hired team, 85 miles. Fare $12 via Gallup route and $25 to $30 via Holbrook. During winter Holbrook route 1 to 3 days quicker than Gallup route.

Chimopovy day school.
Post-office: Toreva, Arizona
Telegraph address: Gallup, New Mexico; Postal and Western Union, 125 miles to school; thence mail, 3 to 6 days.
Railroad station: Winslow, Arizona, on Santa Fe Pacific Rwy.; thence hired team, 85 miles. Or to Moqui School; thence agency team, 20 miles.

Oraibi day school.
Post-office address: Oraibi, Arizona
Telegraph address: Gallup, New Mexico; Postal and Western Union, 135 miles from school; thence mail, 96 hours.
Railroad station: Winslow, Arizona, on Santa Fe Pacific Rwy.; thence hired team, 85 miles. Or to Moqui School; thence agency team, 30 miles.

Polacca day school.
Post-office: Polacca, Arizona
Telegraph address: Gallup, New Mexico; Postal and Western Union, 117 miles from school, 90 hours.
Railroad station: Winslow, Arizona, on Santa Fe Pacific Rwy.; thence hired team, 85 miles. Or to Moqui School; thence agency team, 12 miles.

Second Mesa day school.
Post-office: Toreva, Arizona
Telegraph address: Gallup, New Mexico; Postal and Western Union, 125 miles from school, 93 hours.
Railroad station: Winslow, Arizona, on Santa Fe Pacific Rwy.; thence hired team, 85 miles. Or to Moqui School; thence agency team, 20 miles.

Phoenix School, Arizona.
Post-office: Phoenix, Arizona
Telegraph address: Phoenix, Arizona; Western Union, 3 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Phoenix, Arizona, on Maricopa and Phoenix Rwy., and Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix Rwy. Change from Southern Pacific Rwy. at Marico. Change from Santa Fe Pacific Rwy. at Ash Fork.

Pima School. Arizona
Post-office: Sacaton, Arizona
Telegraph address: Casa Grande, Arizona; Western Union, 16 miles from school; thence mail, 4 hours; messenger, 2 hours.
Railroad station: Casa Grande, Arizona, on Southern Pacific Rwy.; thence by stage daily, except Sunday, 16 miles. Or from Phoenix by Maricopa and Phoenix Rwy. to Mesa, Arizona; thence automobile to Sacaton, 20 miles.

Blackwater day school.
Post-office: Blackwater, Arizona
Telegraph address: Casa Grande, Arizona; Western Union, 26 miles from school; thence mail, 5 hours; messenger, 3 hours.
Railroad station: Same as Pima School; 10 miles east by agency team.

Casa Blanca day school.
Post-office: Sacaton, Arizona
Telegraph address: Same as Pima School.
Railroad station: Same as Pima School; 10 miles west by team.

Gila Crossing day school.
Post-office: Phoenix, Arizona
Telegraph address: Phoenix, Arizona; Western Union, 16 miles from school; thence messenger, 2 hours.
Railroad station: Phoenix, Arizona, on Santa Fe Pacific Rwy. and Maricopa and Salt River Valley Rwy.; thence hired team, 16 miles south.

Lehi day school.
Post-office: Mesa, Arizona
Telegraph address: Mesa, Arizona; Western Union, 5 miles from school; thence mail, delivered by noon each day; messenger, 30 minutes. Railroad station: Mesa, Arizona, on Maricopa and Phoenix Rwy.; thence hired team, 5 miles.

Maricopa day school.
Post-office: Phoenix, Arizona
Telegraph address: Phoenix, Arizona; Western Union, 12 miles from school; thence messenger, 2 hours.
Railroad station: Phoenix, Arizona x on Maricopa and Phoenix and Salt River Valley Rwy., and Santa Fe Pacific Rwy.; thence hired team, 12 miles.

Pima day school.
Post-office: Sacaton, Arizona
Telegraph address: Same as Pima School. Railroad station: Same as Pima School.

St. John’s Catholic Mission School.
Post-office: Phoenix, Arizona
Telegraph address: Phoenix, Arizona; Western Union, 16 miles from school; thence messenger, 2 hours.
Railroad station: Same as Gila Crossing School; 1 mile from Gila Crossing School.

Rice Station School, Arizona
Post-office: Rice, Arizona
Telegraph address: Rice, Arizona; Western Union, ½ mile from school; thence telephone, 5 minutes.
Railroad station: Rice, Arizona, on Gila Valley, Globe and Northern Rwy.; school Yi mile from station. (This railroad connects with the Southern Pacific at Bowie.)

Roosevelt Day School, Arizona
Post-office: Roosevelt, Arizona
Telegraph address: Roosevelt, Arizona
Railroad station: Roosevelt, Arizona

San Carlos Agency, Arizona
Post-office: San Carlos, Arizona
Telegraph address: San Carlos, Arizona; Western Union, 1 mile from agency, thence telephone; if sent by mounted messenger, 25 minutes.
Railroad station: San Carlos, Arizona, on Gila Valley, Globe and Northern Rwy.; via Bowie on Southern Pacific Rwy.; distance to agency, 1 mile.

San Carlos day school.
Post-office: San Carlos, Arizona
Telegraph address: San Carlos, Arizona; Western Union, 1 mile from agency; thence telephone; if sent by mounted messenger, 25 minutes.
Railroad station: San Carlos, Arizona, on Gila Valley, Globe and Northern Rwy.; via Bowie on Southern Pacific Rwy.; distance to agency, 1 mile.

San Xavier Day School, Arizona
Post-office: Tucson, Arizona
Telegraph address: Tucson, Arizona; Western Union, 1¼ miles from school; thence messenger or mail, 12 to 24 hours.
Railroad station: Tucson, Arizona, on Southern Pacific Rwy.: thence hired team or street car, 1¼ miles.

Mission school (Presbyterian).
Post-office: Escuela. Arizona
Telegraph address: Tucson, Arizona; Western Union, 3 miles from school; thence telephone or messenger.
Railroad station: Tucson, Arizona, on Southern Pacific Rwy.; thence hired team, 3 miles.

Tucson day school, Arizona
Post-office: Tucson, Arizona
Telegraph address: Tucson, Arizona; Western Union; school is in city limits.
Railroad station: Tucson, Arizona, on Southern Pacific Rwy.

Truxton Canyon School, Arizona
Post-office: Truxton, Arizona
Telegraph address: Hackberry, Arizona; Western Union, 5 miles from school; thence daily (noon) mail via train.
Railroad station: Tinnaka, on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rwy.; school is 200 yards from station.

Western Navajo School, Arizona
Post-office: Tuba, Arizona
Telegraph address: Flagstaff, Arizona; Postal and Western Union, 90 miles from school; thence mail, 2 days.
Railroad station: Flagstaff, Arizona, on Santa Fe Pacific Rwy.; distance to school, 90 miles. (Teams can be hired in Flagstaff to make the trip for about $30. Government house halfway where travelers can stop over night. Correspond with superintendent.)

Moencopi day school.
Post-office: Tuba, Arizona
Telegraph address: Flagstaff, Arizona; Postal and Western Union; thence mail, 2 days.
Railroad station: Flagstaff, Arizona, on Santa Fe Pacific Rwy.; distance to school, 90 miles. (Teams can be hired in Flagstaff to make the trip for about $30. Government house halfway where travelers can stop over night. Correspond with superintendent.)



MLA Source Citation:

Department Of The Interior. Routes To Indian Agencies And Schools, Office Of Indian Affairs, Corrected To April 1, 1910. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1910. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 18 August 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/arizona-indian-agencies-and-schools.htm - Last updated on Aug 1st, 2013


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