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Quincy in Plumas County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Plumas County’s First School House

 
 
Plumas County’s First School House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2012
1. Plumas County’s First School House Marker
Inscription.  
This is the original pioneer school house
Erected in 1857
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Trustees – J.W. Thompson & J.C. Church
Teacher – Mr. S.A. Ballou – Nineteen scholars

 
Erected 1957 by Native Daughters of the Golden West, Plumas Pioneer Parlor No. 219. (Marker Number 625.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmark, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists.
 
Location. 39° 56.336′ N, 120° 54.937′ W. Marker is in Quincy, California, in Plumas County. Marker can be reached from Fairgrounds Road south of Lee Road. The schoolhouse and marker are located on the grounds of the Plumas County Fairgrounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 Fairgrounds Road, Quincy CA 95971, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Ingalls Lookout (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Clough/Braden Home
Plumas County’s First School House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2012
2. Plumas County’s First School House Marker
The Marker is to the left of the entrance.
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Arthur W. Keddie (approx. 1.6 miles away); Plumas Club (approx. 1.7 miles away); Beckwourth Trail – New England Ranch (approx. 1.7 miles away); Beckwourth Trail – American Ranch (approx. 1.7 miles away); Coburn-Variel Home (approx. 1.7 miles away); Goodwin Law Office (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
More about this marker. From the California Office of Historic Preservation website:
In 1857 the residents of the eastern end of American Valley built a school, the first schoolhouse in Plumas County. On July 2, 1857, Mr. S. A. Ballou was engaged as teacher for 19 children. The building is now used for kindergarten purposes (1957).
Location: Plumas Co Fairgrounds, 2 mi E of Quincy via E Main St and Fairgrounds Rd
from the California Office of Historic Preservation website
 
Plumas County’s First School House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2012
3. Plumas County’s First School House
The marker is to the left of the entrance.
Plumas County’s First School House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2012
4. Plumas County’s First School House
Quincy Public School image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2012
5. Quincy Public School
Built in 1905, the school is located on the corner of Main and Church Streets.
Quincy Public School image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 29, 2012
6. Quincy Public School
Quincy Public School Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 29, 2012
7. Quincy Public School Plaque
Quincy Public School
1905 – 1951
“A Monument to Education
Dedicated by Las Plumas del Oro No. 8, E Clampus Vitus
June 18, 1983
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on December 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 17, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   5, 6, 7. submitted on June 24, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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