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Castro Valley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Site of First Public School in Castro Valley

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
1. Site of the First Public School in Castro Valley Marker
Inscription. This site was part of the original Don Castro Land Grant. In 1866 pioneer settler Josiah Grover Brickell made a land grant of this site for “educational purposes only” and paid the teacher’s salary, who taught children by day, in a one room school house, and farm hands at night by candlelight.
 
Erected 1962 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Vallecito Parlor No. 308, Native Daughters of the Golden West. (Marker Number 776.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 37° 42.402′ N, 122° 4.439′ W. Marker is in Castro Valley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Redwood Road near James Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on the wall to the left of the exit doors of the school district offices. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19200 Redwood Road, Castro Valley CA 94546, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition Campsite #98 (was approx. 2.1 miles away but has been reported missing. ); I.D.E.S. Council Hayward #14
Site of the First Public School in Castro Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
2. Site of the First Public School in Castro Valley Marker
(approx. 2.4 miles away); The Palmtag Building (approx. 2½ miles away); NSGW Hall - Eden Parlor No. 113 (approx. 2½ miles away); Rancho San Lorenzo (approx. 2½ miles away); Hayward Public Library (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Meek Mansion (approx. 2.6 miles away); Chabot Dam (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Regarding Site of First Public School in Castro Valley. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 776 on September 25, 1962.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,290 times since then and 76 times this year. Last updated on December 20, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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