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Elk Grove in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Rhoads School

1872 - 1946

 
 
Rhoads School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 17, 2009
1. Rhoads School Marker
Inscription. Rhoads School completed 1872. Located on the west side of Sheldon Road, now called Sloughhouse Road two miles south of Jackson Road. Replaced first Rhoads School located north side, near levee of Cosumnes River next to Rhoads south west property line. School authorized by Jared Dixon Sheldon to provide schooling for area children. Said to named for John Pierce Rhoads, member of Donner Rescue parties. Ceased operation 1867 for reasons unknown. Funds and students transferred to Union School next district south during the interim. New school funds raised by subscription within district. Operated until June 1949 when Rhoads, Michigan Bar, Stonehouse and Wilson districts combined to form Cosumnes River Union School District. Moved to present site, May 19, 1976.
 
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
Rhoads School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 17, 2009
2. Rhoads School and Marker
of Elk Grove Community Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9941 East Stockton Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95624, United States of America.
 
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.
 
Additional comments.
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,
Rhoads School image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 17, 2009
3. Rhoads School
there were many school districts formed to provide education for the children of the families that followed the gold. Districts and their schools named Sebastopol, Katesville, and Live Oak ceased to exist after 1883, but Michigan Bar, Wilson, and Stone House operated until 1947 when they merged as the Cosumnes River Elementary, Rhoads School closed the next year and joined the consolidation. The Cosumnes name is believed to come from ko-sum, a Miwok Indian word for salmon.
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. EducationNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Front of Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 17, 2009
4. Front of Schoolhouse
Looking Northeast
Front of Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 17, 2009
5. Front of Schoolhouse
Looking Southwest
North Side of Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 17, 2009
6. North Side of Schoolhouse
South Side of Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 17, 2009
7. South Side of Schoolhouse
South Side School Yard image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 17, 2009
8. South Side School Yard
Displaying Wilson School Bell and "privie"
Wilson School Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, October 10, 2016
9. Wilson School Bell Marker
This marker is at the base of the school bell.
Rhoads School Interior image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 13, 2010
10. Rhoads School Interior
Rhoads School Interior image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 13, 2010
11. Rhoads School Interior
Elk Grove Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, October 10, 2016
12. Elk Grove Park Marker
Elk Grove Park Monument image. Click for full size.
By James King, October 10, 2016
13. Elk Grove Park Monument
With the Rhoads School beyond.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,919 times since then and 161 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   9. submitted on February 22, 2017, by James King of San Miguel, California.   10, 11. submitted on November 14, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   12, 13. submitted on February 23, 2017, by James King of San Miguel, California.
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