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Fruitvale School / Country School Era in Western Placer

 
 
Fruitvale School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 28, 2011
1. Fruitvale School Marker
Inscription.
Fruitvale School
Fruitvale School District, formed in 1888, bought a one and half acre site from Jeremiah and Elizabeth Fowler on which this school was built in 1889. Lewis Gage was the first teacher here. Additions to the structure were made in 1912 and 1927. The school remained open until 1946. This building continues to be an important meeting place of the community
Placer County Historical Society
1999


Country School Era in Western Placer
This historic landmark plaque is dedicated to the memory of the 13 rural public schools that played such a vital role in the educational and cultural development of young people in western Placer County before 1950.

Fruitvale School was chosen as the site for this plaque, because the building still exists (in 2005) and is still a community gathering place.

The schools (and last location):

Gold Hill (1855-1946) - - Ridge Road/G.H. Road
Mt. Pleasant (1853-1919) - - 3750 Mt. Pleasant
Manzanita/Coon Creek (1857-1899) - - Manzanita
Sheridan (1864-Present) - - 4750 H. St., Sheridan
Fairview (1867-1900) - - Nicolaus Road/West End
Valley View (1871-1991) - - 7755 McCourtney Road
Central (1872-1946) - - 1200 Block, Fiddyment
Daneville (1874-1919) - - McCourtney/Big Ben
New Hope (1884-1919) and (1932-1938) - - Garden Bar Road at Coon Creek
Fruitvale (1888-1946) - - 3425 Fruitvale Road
Orange Valley (1888-1916) - - Hwy 193/Stardust
Fair Oaks (1900-1936) - - 4538 Wise Road
Rivervale (1914-1939) - - Moore Rd./County Line
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Country School Era in Western Placer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 28, 2011
2. Country School Era in Western Placer Marker
Star Parlor #63
Native Sons of the Golden West
Lincoln, California, September 9, 2005

 
Erected 1999 by Placer County Historical Society and Native Sons of the Golden West, Silver Star Parlor #63.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 54.753′ N, 121° 14.021′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, California, in Placer County. Marker can be reached from Fruitvale Road west of Stafford Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3425 Fruitvale Road, Lincoln CA 95648, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Virginiatown (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Clay Pipe Plant in the West (approx. 3.4 miles away); Colonel C. Lincoln Wilson (approx. 3.4 miles away); Lincoln World War II Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Beerman Plaza (approx. 3.4 miles away); New Hoppert Building (approx. 3.5 miles away); I O O F Building (approx. 3.5 miles away); Emmada Building (approx. 3.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
 
Also see . . .  The Old Fruitvale School Hall. This historic schoolhouse was one of original 13 country schools spread throughout Western Placer County to serve the school-aged children of farm families from the late 1800s thru the 1940s.
The school building and grounds are owned and operated by the Fruitvale Community Hall Corporation, a group comprised of an all-volunteer Board of Directors. Click on links to learn the history of the school and current activities. (Submitted on April 28, 2011.)
Fruitvale School and Markers image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 28, 2011
3. Fruitvale School and Markers
The Fruitvale School marker is mounted on the rock base to the left of the steps. The Country School Era in Western Placer marker is seen mounted on the wall to the right of the entrance door.
 
 
Categories. Education
 
Fruitvale School and Community Hall image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 28, 2011
4. Fruitvale School and Community Hall
2006 Governor's Award - Historic Preservation image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 28, 2011
5. 2006 Governor's Award - Historic Preservation
Fruitvale School/Hall was recognized by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as a recipient of the Governor's Historic Preservation Award. This prestigious award is granted to organizations that "demonstrate outstanding commitment to excellence in historic preservation."
Flag on Display on Back Wall of Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 8, 2011
6. Flag on Display on Back Wall of Schoolhouse
Flag of Honor
1918
This flag was made to honor the graduates of the Fruitvale School who fought in the "Great War". There is a star for each person and the gold star is for James Fowler the school graduate who lost his life.

This flag was restored and framed in 2002 by Steve Dick as a gift to the Fruitvale School. The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce contributed toward the expenses.
Interior of the Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 28, 2011
7. Interior of the Schoolhouse
Fruitvale School image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 28, 2011
8. Fruitvale School
The school bell was originally at the Gold Hill School. When that school closed, items were given to the local residents who attended the school as keepsakes. The bell was given to a family who displayed it at their summer cabin. When they sold the cabin they donated the bell to the Fruitvale School.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,071 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 28, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   6. submitted on October 25, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   7, 8. submitted on April 28, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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