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Fishback School, circa 1905

Fishback School (Washington County), circa 1905. Fishback School was established in 1885 as Washington County School District 68. At that time, the school was about two miles southeast of Springdale, in an area known for its fruit orchards. Two families, the Grahams and the Boyds, donated one-half acre each from their adjoining orchards as a location for the schoolhouse, a one-room wood frame building. According to former Fishback student Truman Stamps, the school was named for William Meade Fishback, a prominent Fort Smith attorney and legislator who served as governor of Arkansas from 1893-1895. Like most rural schools, grades one through eight were offered at Fishback. The school was consolidated with the Springdale public school system in 1949. Dolores Stamps Collection (S-2001-49-198)

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