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Near Santa Paula in Ventura, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Santa Clara Schoolhouse

 
 
Santa Clara Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 23, 2018
1. Santa Clara Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription. The Santa Clara School District was formed in 1879 when farmers in the area wanted a public school for their children. Members of the first Board of Trustees were Mathew Atmore, Ruben Hall and C.H. Chittenden. The first schoolhouse was built in the fall of 1879, and housed 35 pupils of all ages. The first teacher, Miss Martha Seward, was paid $60 per month. The third and present Santa Clara Schoolhouse was built on this site in 1896. The final cost of that building, without indoor plumbing, was $2,634.35.
 
Erected by Ventura County. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Location. 34° 22.586′ N, 118° 59.998′ W. Marker is near Santa Paula, California, in Ventura. Marker is on East Telegraph Road (California Route 126), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. 3 miles east of Santa Paula. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20030 East Telegraph Road, Santa Paula CA 93060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Portolá Expedition (approx. 3.2 miles away); St. Francis Dam Disaster (approx. 3˝ miles away); Saint Francis Dam Disaster Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Birthplace of Union Oil Company of California
Schoolhouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 23, 2018
2. Schoolhouse and Marker
(approx. 3.8 miles away); Familia Diaz Cafe (was approx. 3.8 miles away but has been reported missing. ); The Ebell Club (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named St. Francis Dam Disaster (approx. 4.8 miles away); 317 Central Avenue (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Paula.
 
Regarding Santa Clara Schoolhouse. The school has been in continuous operation since 1879 and today serves K-6 students in the three school rooms.
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 24, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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