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Goodyears Bar in Sierra County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Goodyears Bar Schoolhouse

 
 
Goodyears Bar Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
1. Goodyears Bar Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription. This building was erected in early 1862 as a church and public meeting place. It was built from flume lumber floated down the river from Snake Bar. In the latter half of 1862 it was turned into a temple of learning. Mrs. Delany was the first teacher on record. There is speculation the schoolhouse escaped the fire of 1864 and by 1882 there were 31 students enrolled in this school. Teacher Mrs. Sydney Strand ended the era of teaching all eight primary grades in a one room schoolhouse in 1953 when the governing school board decided to discontinue its use and bussed the local students to Downieville. The board gave the building to the community of Goodyears Bar where for the last 50 years it has been used as a social hall, voting place, pre-school, and currently as a museum to commemorate the rich mining history to which the town owes its beginning.
 
Erected 2012 by Major William Downie Chapter 1849, E Clampus Vitus, Cy Rollins and the Community of Goodyears Bar.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 32.444′ N, 120° 53.066′ W. Marker is in Goodyears Bar, California, in Sierra County. Marker is on Old Toll Bridge Road east of Mountain House Road
Goodyears Bar Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
2. Goodyears Bar Schoolhouse Marker
, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Old Toll Bridge Road, Goodyears Bar CA 95944, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Goodyears Bar (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The St. Charles Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mountain House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Cannon Point - California Volunteers Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); Downieville (approx. 3 miles away); Sierra County, California (approx. 3.2 miles away); Sierra County Sheriff’s Gallows (approx. 3.2 miles away); Henness Pass Road - Downieville (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Goodyears Bar.
 
Also see . . .  Goodyears Bar Schoolhouse. (Submitted on October 15, 2012.)
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
Goodyears Bar Schoolhouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
3. Goodyears Bar Schoolhouse and Marker
Goodyears Bar Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
4. Goodyears Bar Schoolhouse
Goodyears Bar Schoolhouse Bell image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
5. Goodyears Bar Schoolhouse Bell
It is believed that this bell, located at the nearby Helm's St. Charles Inn Bed and Breakfast, is the original schoolhouse bell.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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