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First Schoolhouse in Tehama
Gans, Jeffery
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Meriam Library. California State University, Chico
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California State University, Chico
Northeastern California Historical Photograph Collection
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Portrait of the first schoolhous in Tehama County. The Principal was Mr. Saunders. "The building was built in the Fall of 1855. On the corner of Oak and Jefferson Streets; present site of the County Jail. V. P Baker was the contractor and builder. The building was built of bricks, cost of $3000.00 and was the first public school building erected in the County. Mr. J.D. George was employed as teacher. The bell was purchased at that time and which was still in use in the new public school. Building was purchased in San Francisco and freightened up free by Capt. J.S. Johnson, Steamboat agent. A part of the subscription money for its purchase could never be collected. The amount of $60.00 was advanced by Butler and Webb upon a promise of repayment, but it never was. During the school year of 1872, the old public school building in Red Bluff was sold to the county for $600 and a new two-story brick building was erected on Oak Street, at a cost of about $17,000.00 with furniture."
First Schoolhouse in Tehama
132 x 154 mm
School buildings
Red Bluff (Calif.)
Tehama County (Calif.)
original not owned
Northeastern California Historical Photograph Collection

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