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Intermountain Indian School

The Intermountain Indian School was a Native American boarding school in Brigham City, Utah. The Intermountain Indian School was the Bushnell Army Hospital, open from 1942 to 1946 and served wounded soldiers of World War II; the land was donated by the city to the Federal government. Doctors, military personnel, wounded patients, their families arrived in Brigham City to work at Bushnell. After the hospital's closure, the buildings sat empty for a short period while the city decided what should be done with the land; the last patient was discharged 22 June 1946. At its peak, the hospital was a community of some 6,000 inhabitants, including patients, assigned military personnel, civilian employees; the first patient was admitted on 10 October 1942. In 1948, Brigham City got a proposal for an Indian school; the estimate for remodeling, new construction, equipment was $3.75 million. President Harry Truman signed the bill allocating the money in May 1949; the superintendent and a few assistants began working on June 4, 1949, by January 1950, 542 students were accepted at the federally run Intermountain Indian School.

Since that time, the school was authorized to enroll 2,150 students. The school served Navajo children who were bused from Arizona and were taught from elementary to high school, had its own medical facility and printing press. In 1954, 24 students graduated from the school, by 1955 that number jumped to 188. By 1981, 5,319 students had graduated. Despite its success as a Navajo boarding school, enrollment was down in the early 70s, so the school was changed to the Intermountain Inter-Tribal School for the 1974-1975 school year, it grew to having students from nearly 100 tribes. The school closed in 1984, after which city officials submitted a master plan in Washington, D. C. to get the 17 acres along U. S. Route 91 back from the federal government; the agreement reached was that the land would remain open space and not be used for anything other than recreation, it was deeded back to the city. Brigham City sold the rest to fund the golf course. Objects from the buildings were sold for $100,000, property was sold for $2.5 million.

The dormitories have been turned into townhouses called "Eagle Village". A furniture store, a consulting firm, a martial arts company, various churches all house their businesses in the former home of the Intermountain Indian School. For several decades many of the buildings stood vacant, but in early 2013 these buildings were demolished to make way for an extension of the Brigham City campus of Utah State University. For the past 20 years, former students of Intermountain have held an annual reunion the third week of July at Wheatfields Lake near Navajo, New Mexico; until the school was left deserted. This allowed local delinquents to enter to paint graffiti. Entering these buildings is done as a sort of dare. There are several urban legends concerning the buildings; the most popular are that the buildings are haunted, or that tunnels built during World War II connecting the buildings underneath are used for satanic blood filled rituals. The School property and buildings were the Bushnell Army Hospital, designed to treat amputees during World War II.

The buildings were all connected by ramp ways for wheelchair access, including ramps between the first and second floors. Both steam heating pipes and electrical power lines ran under the ramps; the students used to speculate that during the war, they threw all the amputated limbs under the ramps. During the war the grounds were meticulously kept by German POWs. In the late 1970s and early 1980s numbers of former POWs returned to show their children and grandchildren where they spent the war; the original School classroom buildings and the school auditorium have been torn down. USU-Brigham City Kara Campbell & Katrina Brainard, "What Is That'I'?" The Utah Statesman Outside the Homeland: the Intermountain Indian School: Award-winning exhibition by the Brigham City Museum of Art & History Photos and documents from the Intermountain Indian School Digital Collection: Utah State University Photos, documents and historical objects from the Intermountain Indian School: Brigham City Museum of Art & History

Archie Gray

Archibald Colin Gray was a Scottish football player. Gray began his career at local junior clubs Govan Columbia and Ashfield, before joining Edinburgh side Hibernian in 1899, he spent five seasons with Hibs. Gray made 18 league appearances and scored two goals as Hibs won the 1902–03 Scottish First Division title, he won his one and only cap for Scotland on 21 March 1903, against Ireland. A week earlier, Gray had represented the Scottish League. In the summer of 1904 Gray moved south to London to join Woolwich Arsenal, who had just been promoted to the First Division for the first time. Gray made his debut in Arsenal's first First Division match, against Newcastle United on 3 September 1904 and became the club's first-choice right back for the next five seasons. Gray lost his regular place to fellow Scot Duncan McDonald in 1909, but he returned to the team during the 1910–11 season, he played in both full back positions as cover for Joe Shaw. However, having passed the age of 30 he found his place came under threat from newer, younger players, he was left out in the 1911–12 season.

He played his final first-class match, his 200th, against Notts County on 23 December 1911. In spring 1912 he was transferred for £250 to Second Division Fulham, where he played 25 matches in three seasons, before his retirement in 1915. Harris, Jeff. Hogg, Tony. Arsenal Who's Who. Independent UK Sports. ISBN 1-899429-03-4. Lugton, Alan; the Making of Hibernian 1. John Donald Publishers. ISBN 0-85976-509-1. Archie Gray, www.ihibs.co.uk Archie Gray at the Scottish Football Association