Brigham City renuion planned for alumni of Intermountain Indian School

In the 34 years of its existence – 1950-1984 – several thousand students attended Brigham City’s Intermountain Indian School. The school was originally the Bushnell Army Hospital, which was open from 1942 to 1946 serving wounded soldiers during and after World War II. The land was later donated by the city to the federal government so that Brigham City could get the hospital. A reunion for students and staff affiliated with the school is scheduled for March 23-24 at the Utah State University extension campus in Brigham City. “When the school first opened it was limited to just Navajos,” said Teresa Huskett-Bill, who is the reunion coordinator. “Later it went inter-tribal and during my four years there I met people from every state,” she said. “So alums from the school are all over the place and we have tried our best to contact as many as possible.” Anyone interested in learning about the reunion may call Teresa (775-848-4341) or contact her by email (trebill265@yahoo.com) or on Facebook at Tree Huskett. She said organizers are looking for memorabilia and pictures collected from the school and are also seeking help in locating former students and staff. The renovated hospital became a successful Navajo boarding school. But enrollment was down in the late 70s, so the school was changed to the Intermountain Inter-Tribal School. It grew to having students from nearly 100 tribes. The reunion will be held at the Glen P. Miller Building at USU’s Brigham City campus, 195 East 1100 South.

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