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Redwood City in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Tradition of Sequoia’s Class Plaques

 
 
The Tradition of Sequoia’s Class Plaques Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 9, 2011
1. The Tradition of Sequoia’s Class Plaques Marker
Inscription. Sequoia Union High School was founded in Redwood City in 1895, having two downtown locations before moving to the present site in 1924. With the exception of the Class of 1917, the tradition of installing graduation year plaques began with the first class to graduate from this location. Each succeeding class added its own plaque, some with time capsules underneath. Mosaic plaques were used during World War II when metal was not available. Original placement was near the front entrance but due to campus renovation in 2004, the original plaques were reinstalled in 2005 in chronological order at their present locations. Recovered time capsules have been archived.
 
Location. 37° 29.119′ N, 122° 14.231′ W. Marker is in Redwood City, California, in San Mateo County. Marker can be reached from Brewster Avenue. Click for map. The school campus is located on El Camino Real, Broadway and Brewster Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 Brewster Avenue, Santa Cruz CA 95062, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carrington Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); A. C. Argo (within shouting distance of this marker); Sequoia Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet
The Marker and Row of Class Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 9, 2011
2. The Marker and Row of Class Plaques
away, measured in a direct line); Al Terremere (about 600 feet away); Redwood City Arch (approx. ¼ mile away); Soledad O. de Arguello (approx. ¼ mile away); California Square (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old San Mateo County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Redwood City.
 
More about this marker. The marker and Class Plaques are embedded in the sidewalk in front of the main building and tower.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The two previous sites of Sequoia Union High School
 
Categories. Education
 
Class Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 9, 2011
3. Class Plaques
The mosaic tile plaques from the World War II years of '42, '43 and '44 are seen in this view.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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