History of Navajo Mountain, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia (Links Added)
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The Rainbow Lodge and Trading Post were built in 1924 by S.I. Richardson and his son Cecil. A second post, a tent operation located near War God Springs, was operated on the other side of the mountain by Ben and Myri Wetherill. In 1932 the Dunn family from Chilchinbito established the Navajo Mountain Trading Post near Cottonwood Wash; it was sold by Dunn's daughter Madelaine Cameron in 1978.

In the 1930s, Navajo Mountain children attended school in a tent using empty explosive boxes donated by the Civilian Conservation Corps for desks. In 1936 the school took over the buildings once occupied by an American Indian Rights Organization field nurse. Though a number of teachers served at the hogan-style boarding school, the most famous was Lisbeth Bonnell Eubanks. During her tenure, the day school became a boarding school for kindergarten and first grade students. With donated food and money, she kept the school operating during World War II and pioneered new methods of teaching bilingual students. A new stucco/adobe, red-roofed boarding school was built in 1982 near Rainbow City, a housing development northeast of Navajo Mountain, for kindergarten through eighth grade.


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