Woodland in Yolo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Hesperian College 1861-1896
1888 Site (Later Woodland High School)
Allen M. Elston served as president until 1892 and was succeeded by Henry D. McAneney who served through 1895. Courses of study described in the catalogues until 1896 were Preparatory, Classical Scientific, Ladies Collegiate, Ladies Academic and Biblical. The course then changed to Preparatory (students with entrance deficiencies), Regular (Classical), and Irregular (Music).
The nationwide change in emphasis from Greek and Roman studies to university preparation assisted the American comprehensive public high school to become a focal point for local education. This land and building
City of Woodland Historic Site
Erected 1995 by Haworth A. Clover, Ed. D.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Notable Buildings.
Location. 38° 40.107′ N, 121° 46.492′ W. Marker is in Woodland, California, in Yolo County. Marker is on College Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 College Street, Woodland CA 95695, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gable Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Gibson House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Byron Jackson’s First Machine Shop (approx. 0.6 miles away); Yolo County Savings Bank (approx. 0.6 miles away); Woodland's First Post Office (approx. 0.6 miles away); Krellenberg Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Main and Second Street 1920’s (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Woodland Opera House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodland.
More about this marker. There is an identical marker on the reverse side of this marker.
Also see . . . History of the Woodland Christian Church – Founder of Hesperian College. (Submitted on April 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,734 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.