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Ahwahnee in Madera County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Gertrude School

 
 
Gertrude School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Grub-Gulch Chapter 41-49
1. Gertrude School Marker
Inscription.  Built originally in 1878 by John Haley, named after his wife, Gertrude. It was situated at the base of Potters Ridge across the Fresno River in Fresno County. In 1893 the school was relocated to the Crooks Ranch. In 1913 a new school was built at this site where it stands today. It was remodeled in 1937. Carol Pritchard was the last eighth-grade student to graduate in June of 1962. Jenny Nichols was the first teacher, Robin Harris, the principal, and Leonard Brown were the last teachers when the school closed in November of 1964.
 
Erected by Grub Gulch Chapter 41-49 E Clampus Vitus.
 
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 1878.
 
Location. 37° 21.134′ N, 119° 43.939′ W. Marker is in Ahwahnee, California, in Madera County. Marker is on Grub Gulch Road (Road 600) when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ahwahnee CA 93601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wassama Roundhouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Wassama Village
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(approx. 1.6 miles away); Shay's Blacksmith Shop & Canary Cottage (approx. 1.7 miles away); Ahwahnee Tavern (approx. 2 miles away); Grub Gulch (approx. 2.9 miles away); Yosemite Stage Route (approx. 3˝ miles away); Bissett Station (approx. 4.2 miles away); Highway 49 - The Golden Chain (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ahwahnee.
 
Gertrude School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Grub-Gulch Chapter 41-49
2. Gertrude School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2020, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 19, 2020.   2. submitted on April 19, 2020, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 20, 2024