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Hollister in San Benito County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Vineyard School

1891-1957

 
 
Vineyard School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 16, 2010
1. Vineyard School Marker
Inscription. Education was important to settlers in San Benito County, who would start a school with as few as five pupils, a place to hold class and a teacher. Early schools were placed 'about 5 miles apart' because the students had to travel on foot or on horseback. Often built by subscriptions from neighboring settlers, schools such as this served as a community center when class was not in session. This structure served as a physical assurance to people who had been through tough times that their children would have a better life. Its humble appearance belies the fact that the quality of life at Vineyard School was competitive. Improvements in transportation and consolidation of population doomed most of the small country schools, and the county contracted with the Cienega District for education of Vineyard School's pupils in 1958-59.

Dedicated Saturday, June 2, 2007

Monterey Viejo Chapter 1846
Mountain Charlie Chapter 1850
and
El Viceroy Marquez de Branciforte Chapter 1797
E Clampus Vitus

 
Erected 2007 by Monterey Viejo Chapter 1846, Mountain Charlie Chapter 1850, and El Viceroy Marquez de Branciforte Chapter 1797 of E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 36° 45.485′ N, 121° 23.845′ W. Marker is in Hollister, California, in San Benito County. Marker is on Cienega Road 3 miles south of Southside Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. The marker location is on Cienega Road, about halfway between the entrance to the Hollister Hills State Vehicle Recreational Area and the DeRose Winery. Marker is in this post office area: Hollister CA 95023, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Tres Pinos Hotel (approx. 4.7 miles away); 19th Hole Rendevous (approx. 4.9 miles away); Cottage Corners (approx. 4.9 miles away); Palmtag Cutting Shed (approx. 4.9 miles away);
Vineyard School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 16, 2010
2. Vineyard School and Marker
The marker is visible mounted on a monument in the right of the picture.
John Charles Fremont (approx. 5.9 miles away); Fremont Peak (approx. 5.9 miles away); Fremont Peak Memorial (approx. 5.9 miles away); State Theatre (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Structures. The California State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle Division's page on historic structures within their parks, including a short paragraph and picture of the Vineyard School. (Submitted on January 22, 2010.) 

2. ECV1850 Plaque: Vineyard School 1891-1957. The Clamper Mountain Charlie Chapter's page for this marker, with pictures and driving directions to the marker. (Submitted on January 22, 2010.) 
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Vineyard School and Hollister Hills sign image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, October 25, 2014
3. Vineyard School and Hollister Hills sign
The school and marker are at the entrance to the Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation area.
Across the road from Vineyard School image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, October 25, 2014
4. Across the road from Vineyard School
Possibly an outbuilding for the school, bushes are very overgrown.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 973 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   3, 4. submitted on , by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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