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Cathey's Valley in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Catheys Valley Schoolhouse

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
1. Catheys Valley Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription. In 1879, Andrew Cathey donated land to establish an elementary school. James Cliff directed the construction of the one room schoolhouse located about one mile southwest of the location where the schoolhouse now stands.

Over the years the schoolhouse served as a church, community hall for dances. Hard time parties and a meeting place for the Home Guard during WW II. (The Home Guard were aircraft spotters stationed at the Charles Gordo Ranch where there was a “telephone.” With this information in enemy hands, it probably discouraged any plans of invasion of the United States.)

Lighting for the schoolhouse was by coal lamps until 1947 when electricity finally reached the area.
 
Erected 2001 by E Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter No. 1849.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 26.292′ N, 120° 5.124′ W. Marker is in Cathey's Valley, California, in Mariposa County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 140, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This marker is located in a 'history' park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2820 California Highway 140, Catheys Valley CA 95306, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Catheys Valley Schoolhouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
2. Catheys Valley Schoolhouse and Marker
8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cathey's Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Bridgeport (approx. 4.5 miles away); The Townsite of Agua Fria, California (approx. 5 miles away); Agua Fria (approx. 5.1 miles away); a different marker also named Agua Fria (approx. 5.1 miles away); La Mineta 1850 - Princeton 1854 - Mount Bullion 1862 (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Ophir Mines (approx. 5.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Indian Gulch (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Civil Defense, school
 
Categories. EducationNotable BuildingsWar, World II
 
Catheys Valley Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
3. Catheys Valley Schoolhouse
Catheys Valley Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
4. Catheys Valley Schoolhouse Marker
Catheys Valley Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
5. Catheys Valley Schoolhouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 415 times since then and 21 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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