Stewart Indian School

Carson City
  39.11782, -119.75637

"The Stewart School like the Paul Laxalt Building, the U.S. Mint, the State Capitol, and even the Comstock mansions in the historic district, ranks among one of the oldest buildings in Carson City. Few, if anybody, know it's here. #91 conquered." -- Journal Entry, June 2007

Along Snyder Ave (SR 518), 1 mile east of US 395 -- Carson City

Original Date Visited: 5/27/07

Signed: This ridiculous signage is located one mile away from the marker along US 395, and is not only erroneous, but extremely confusing! Seeing this sign you'd think the marker has gone missing or even worse that it stands along US 395 when in fact it sits a mile to the east of the busy highway! Two things need to happen: either this sign needs to have an arrow attached to its base pointing in the direction of Snyder Avenue, or re-locate the darned thing one mile east on Snyder Avenue. Even so you'll find only one sign for [91] on the southbound lanes of US 50/395.

  • Marker 91 after a freshly-fallen January snow!
  • Marker 91 plaque

Exact Description:
Originally known as the Carson Indian Training School, Stewart Indian School, operated by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, provided vocational training and academic education for American Indian students from throughout the west for nearly a century.

W.D.C. Gibson, the first superintendent, renamed the boarding school in honor of U.S. Senator William Morris Stewart of Nevada, the principal figure in obtaining Congressional authorization and funding for the institution.

In the early 1920's, superintendent Frederick Snyder initiated a building program. Students worked with stone masons, some of American Indian ancestry, to construct the handsome stone structures that still grace the grounds.

The ridiculous signage for this marker sits 1.1 miles west of its location! Save yourselves the trouble and make a left in the direction of the "Correctional Facility!"

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