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Near Mariposa in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mt. Buckingham School

 
 
Mt. Buckingham School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2011
1. Mt. Buckingham School Marker
Inscription. This school was originally two stories and was built in Georgetown about 1878. At that time it was called the Snow Creek School. Space was limited so the school was dismantled and moved to a larger site in 1910. The land was donated by Richard Darrah, a local merchant who also ran the post office. Many students helped with the labor. Mt. Buckingham, named after a resident, was within view of the new site so the school then became Mt. Buckingham School. At one time, a duel took place at the school. A Mr. Quimby accused Dick Smithers of stealing his sow. The argument was followed by gunfire, resulting in the death of Smithers. Mary Paisley was the teacher who held the last class in 1953. Since then the building has been called the Darrah School and used for community events. Many local residents attended this school. Renovation was done in 1996-1996, by the Mariposa Kiwanis Club.
 
Erected 1996 by E Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter No. 1849.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 30.978′ N, 119° 50.13′ W. Marker is near Mariposa, California, in Mariposa County. Marker is at the intersection of Darrah Road and Triangle Road on Darrah Road. Click for map
Mt. Buckingham School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2011
2. Mt. Buckingham School Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5991 Darrah Road, Mariposa CA 95338, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whitlock Mining District (approx. 5.4 miles away); William Sell Jr. Memorial Bridge (approx. 6.4 miles away); California State Mining and Mineral Museum (approx. 7.1 miles away); Mormon Bar (approx. 7.2 miles away); St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); a different marker also named St. Joseph's Catholic Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Mariposa County’s Old Stone Jail (approx. 7.4 miles away); Schlageter Hotel (approx. 7.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mariposa.
 
Categories. Education
 
The back of the Mt. Buckingham School monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2011
3. The back of the Mt. Buckingham School monument
Matuca Chapter 1849 E C V gratefully acknowledges the MacReady Ranch Inc. on whose property this monument has been erected April 1996.
Mt. Buckingham School image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2011
4. Mt. Buckingham School
Mt. Buckingham School image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2011
5. Mt. Buckingham School
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 524 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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