Elk Grove in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
1872 - 1946
Erected 1977 by Liberty Parlor No. 213, Native Daughters of the Golden West and Elk Grove Parlor No. 41, Native Sons of the Golden West, July 4, 1977.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 38° 23.792′ N, 121° 22.426′ W. Marker is in Elk Grove, California, in Sacramento County. Touch for map. Marker is located in the parking area in front of the school on the grounds
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Elk Grove (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Lincoln Highway (approx. 0.3 miles away); Independent Order of Odd Fellows (approx. one mile away); Hasman Building/General Store (approx. one mile away); Elitha Cumi Donner - Wilder (approx. one mile away); Site of the First County Free Library Branch in California (approx. 1.1 miles away); Murphy’s Corral (approx. 1.6 miles away); Riot on the Cosumnes (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elk Grove.
1. School History
The current day Rhoades School is the smallest elementary school in Elk Grove Unified, but it must also be credited with being the oldest school because it stands near the site of the first real school, the original Rhoads School. This school was built by Jared Dixon Sheldon on the Cosumnes River in the 1840s. It was replaced by the new Rhoads School, constructed in 1872. That's the little school that sits today in Elk Grove Park. In the fast paced gold days when miners filled the banks of the Cosumnes,
Source: Elk Grove Unified School District -- http://www.egusd.k12.ca.us/schools/cosumnes.cfm
— Submitted April 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
Categories. • Education • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers •
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