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Ione in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Ione High School

 
 
Ione High School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, May 21, 2016
1. Ione High School Marker
Inscription.  The first high school in Amador County was erected on this spot in 1903 by the Ione Academy, a private corporation. The original two-story frame structure, built at a cost of $2,287, housed the school until 1939. As a result of the steady growth in enrollment a major building program was begun. The original structure was remodeled into a one-story building. Four other buildings - three of brick veneer and one of stucco - were added and the project was completed in 1941 when the wood frame shop building was finished. The current gymnasium was erected in 1953. The last major building program was completed in the spring of 1975 when the new shop and the academic center were finished. The academic center is a replica of the remodeled original building which was destroyed by fire on November 26, 1972.

 
Erected 1975 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Fred L. Pleixoto, Grand President.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
 
Location.
Ione High School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, May 21, 2016
2. Ione High School
Marker can be seen on the concrete wall below the railing.
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38° 20.895′ N, 120° 56.079′ W. Marker is in Ione, California, in Amador County. Marker can be reached from South Mills Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 South Mills Street, Ione CA 95640, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ione's Annual Picnic (approx. 0.2 miles away); Steam Flour Mill (approx. ¼ mile away); Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Ione Pavilion (approx. ¼ mile away); Ione Theater (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Honor of Ione's Bravest (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Heirloom (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Red Brick Building Saloon (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ione.
 
More about this marker. The school is essentially at the end of S. Mills Street and the marker is about 200' inside the school grounds.
 
Ione High School from the Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, May 21, 2016
3. Ione High School from the Street
The marker can be seen in the distance, just below the tree limb.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 21, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 2, 2022