Woodland in Yolo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Hesperian College 1861-1896
1888 Site (Later Woodland High School)
Allen M. Elston served as president until 1892 and was succeeded by Henry D. McAneney who served through 1895. Courses of study described in the catalogues until 1896 were Preparatory, Classical Scientific, Ladies Collegiate, Ladies Academic and Biblical. The course then changed to Preparatory (students with entrance deficiencies), Regular (Classical), and Irregular (Music).
The nationwide change in emphasis from Greek and Roman studies to university preparation assisted the American comprehensive public high school to become a focal point for local education. This land and building became property of the first Woodland High School formed the fall term 1894. The endowments and some faculty of Hesperian College were transferred in 1896 to Berkeley Bible Seminary and later Chapman
City of Woodland Historic Site
Erected 1995 by Haworth A. Clover, Ed. D.
Location. 38° 40.107′ N, 121° 46.492′ W. Marker is in Woodland, California, in Yolo County. Marker is on College Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 College Street, Woodland CA 95695, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gable Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Gibson House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Byron Jacksonís First Machine Shop (approx. 0.6 miles away); Yolo County Savings Bank (approx. 0.6 miles away); Woodland's First Post Office (approx. 0.6 miles away); Main and Second Street 1920ís (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Woodland Opera House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Woodland begins (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodland.
More about this marker. There is an identical marker on the reverse side of this marker.
Also see . . . History of the Woodland Christian Church – Founder of Hesperian College. The congregation has served in many creative ways over the years. In 1861, out of concern for the education (Submitted on April 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
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