“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bridgeport in Mono County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Bridgeport Elementary School

Bridgeport Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, August 6, 2008
1. Bridgeport Elementary School Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1880, this historic building was used until October, 1964. Plans for a new school building called for the destruction of this one. It was saved by the Mono County Historical Society, the citizens of Bridgeport and Mono County. Through the support of Mono County Supervisors, the building was purchased and moved to this location to serve as the first county museum. This is a proud old building and when first set in place on its new foundation, its doors and windows would not open or close until the buckle of age was put back in the floor. Many of the pioneers of the town and county struggled through their "Three R's" in this building. The happy voices of children in school have been replaced by the quiet memories of yesterday.
Erected 2005 by Bodie Chapter No.64 E. Vitus Clampus - The Mono County Historical Society Dedicated July 23, 2005.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
Location. 38° 15.446′ N,
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119° 13.827′ W. Marker is in Bridgeport, California, in Mono County. Marker can be reached from Emigrant Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located on the wall in the vestibule of the old schoolhouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgeport CA 93517, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mono County Memorial Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old County Jail (about 600 feet away); Bridgeport Chronicle-Union (about 600 feet away); Mono County Court House (about 800 feet away); "The Irwin" (about 800 feet away); Frontier Justice (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Bridgeport Inn" (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Bridgeport Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgeport.
Also see . . .  Mono County Museum. (Submitted on August 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Bridgeport Elementary School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, August 6, 2008
2. Bridgeport Elementary School
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,433 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 3, 2023