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Oroville in Butte County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

1879 Site of Messilla Valley School

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 8, 2013
1. 1879 Site of Messilla Valley School Marker
Inscription. The Oregon School District was formed in 1856 and the schoolhouse stood near Dry Creek behind the old Pence Hotel. In 1872 the schoolhouse was relocated and rebuilt behind the existing corrals south of present day Durhan-Pentz Road. Following the relocation, the school district was renamed Messilla Valley. In 1879, the school was relocated to this site and operated until 1966. The building that once stood at this location was removed from this site in 1990. It was finally transported to its current location in Concow, California in 2002.
 
Erected 2013 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Golden Nugget Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 39° 39.377′ N, 121° 35.023′ W. Marker is in Oroville, California, in Butte County. Marker is on Messilla Valley Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2828 Messilla Valley Road, Oroville CA 95965, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cherokee (approx. 2.5 miles away); Nelson Bar (approx. 2.8 miles away); Yankee Hill
1879 Site of Messilla Valley School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 8, 2013
2. 1879 Site of Messilla Valley School Marker
(approx. 4.6 miles away); Oregon City (approx. 5.3 miles away); Oregon City Cemetery (approx. 5.5 miles away); Paradise Pioneers (approx. 6.8 miles away); Town of Paradise Memorial Trailway (approx. 7 miles away); Paradise Veterans Memorial (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oroville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of schoolhouse now located in Concow, California. • Can you help?
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