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English Camp School

 
 
English Camp School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 9, 2012
1. English Camp School Marker
[Photo caption:]
In 1886, 253 students attended the English Camp School. Students from Spanish Camp came here for grades 5 through 8. The school housed 4 teachers, one also acted as Principal.
Inscription.
Serving Mine Hill
Families
for over 40 Years
Just up this hillside rest the remains of the former English Camp School. Founded in 1864, the school educated the young of Mine Hill until 1907.

Students in grades 1 through 8 spent 10 months of the year with a dedicated and sometimes strict teacher. After grade 8, children received technical training to prepare them for life ahead. The English Camp School was very important to New Almaden’s mining communities for over 40 years.
 
Erected by New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association.
 
Location. 37° 10.735′ N, 121° 50.424′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Click for map. This marker is located in Almaden Quicksilver County Park at English Camp on the Castillero Trail near the intersection of the Yellow Kid Trail. Marker is in this post office area: San Jose CA 95120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of English Town ★ CCC Camp Mt. Madonna (within shouting distance of this marker); English Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Mt. Madonna (about 300 feet away, measured
English Camp School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 9, 2012
2. English Camp School Marker
in a direct line); The Yellow Kid (about 700 feet away); The “Main Tunnel” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mining Operations (approx. 0.3 miles away); Day Tunnel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mine Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Jose.
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
Detail from the English Camp School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 9, 2012
3. Detail from the English Camp School Marker
Remains of the English Camp School image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 9, 2012
4. Remains of the English Camp School
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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