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After the Civil War, the fort reopened as a public school. The trustees sought a name for the new school. In the early Spring, there was a luxurious growth of wild pea vines. People brought their cattle to feed on these tender plants. As Egypt meant hope to Jacob's people, the school in Egypt Valley meant hope for the people whose children attended it. Judge J.H. ("Fud") McGinnis suggested its name, Mount Hope.

Plant, Font, Poster, Terrestrial plant