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Camas in Clark County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

The First School in Camas

1882

 
 
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By Rachel Aschmann, July 29, 2012
1. The First School in Camas Marker
Inscription.  The first school in Camas (La Camas) was built prior to 1882. It was replaced by a four room school (with inside plumbing) in 1886. The first school remained on the school grounds until 1907. In 1907 the then Columbia River Paper Company gave the Boy Scout Organization permission to put the first school on their property where it still stands today. For years it was used as a scout meeting place and referred to as the Scout Hall. In 1934 the new owners of the mill, Crown Willamette Paper Company gave 7.25 acres for a park and they named it Crown Park. The city uses the first school at this time (2005) primarily for city youth activities.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNotable Buildings.
 
Location. 45° 35.437′ N, 122° 24.399′ W. Marker is in Camas, Washington, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from NE 15th Avenue near NE Dallas Street when traveling east. The marker and schoolhouse are located at Crown Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Camas WA 98607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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By Rachel Aschmann, August 8, 2012
2. The First School in Camas Marker
Looking through Crown Park at the old school.
flies. Camas-Washougal War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Crown Zellerbach Employee World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sandy River Bridge (approx. 3.9 miles away in Oregon); Tad's Chicken 'N Dumplin's (approx. 4.2 miles away in Oregon); Fishers (approx. 4.6 miles away); Corbett (approx. 6.9 miles away in Oregon); Broughton’s Expedition (approx. 7.2 miles away in Oregon); Chanticleer Point (approx. 8.1 miles away in Oregon). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camas.
 
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By Rachel Aschmann, July 29, 2012
3. The First School in Camas Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2012, by Rachel Aschmann of Camas, Washington. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 29, 2012, by Rachel Aschmann of Camas, Washington.   2. submitted on August 9, 2012, by Rachel Aschmann of Camas, Washington.   3. submitted on July 29, 2012, by Rachel Aschmann of Camas, Washington. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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