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Viola in Clackamas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Historic Viola School

Viola Pioneer Cemetery

 
 
Historic Viola School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 14, 2008
1. Historic Viola School Marker
Inscription.
District #14           Built - 1894

 
Location. 45° 17.937′ N, 122° 24.423′ W. Marker is in Viola, Oregon, in Clackamas County. Marker is on S Redland Road east of S Clear Creek Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Estacada OR 97023, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Original Stash (approx. 0.6 miles away); Harold E. Babcock (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Vietnam Monument (approx. 9.8 miles away); Dr. Forbes Barclay (approx. 10.5 miles away); McLoughlin House (approx. 10.5 miles away); Eva Emery Dye (approx. 10.5 miles away); McCald Building (approx. 10.6 miles away); OK Barber Shop (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Historic Viola School. This one room school house was built in 1894. The building is being restored and preserved by the Viola Community Club and used for Community activities and can be rented for other events. It's rumored that the last homework assignment, from 1939, was never erased from the chalk board and remains to this day. However, a recent picture identifies a class attending the school as late as 1941.
 
Additional comments.
Historic Viola School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 14, 2008
2. Historic Viola School and Marker

1. Final closing date ov Viola School
The last year it was open was 1948.
My brothers both attended in 1948 and as a pre-scooler I went there on special occasions. The next year we were bused to Estacada for grade and high school.
    — Submitted January 10, 2011, by John D. Sanderson of Portland, Oregon.

 
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Historic Viola School </b>(back) image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 14, 2008
3. Historic Viola School (back)
Historic Viola School - Class of 1941 image. Click for full size.
By John S Williams, circa November 1941
4. Historic Viola School - Class of 1941
While it is indicated that the last class graduating class at Viola School was 1939; this picture is of my father’s class in November 1941 at Viola School, as indicated in the picture. The teacher was Mrs. Layton and she is standing in the middle of the second row. The classes represented are grades 1 through 8.
Viola Pioneer Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 14, 2008
5. Viola Pioneer Cemetery
The Viola Pioneer Cemetery is just a short distance from the Historic Viola School (GPS Coordinates: N 45° 18.141 W 122° 23.796).
Viola Pioneer Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 14, 2008
6. Viola Pioneer Cemetery
The flagstaff was placed, "In memory of P.F.C. Conrad Propp, born August 8, 1925, died March 1944, WWII Casualty."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,292 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   4. submitted on September 27, 2009, by John S Williams of Las Vegas, Nevada.   5, 6. submitted on July 2, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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