Orange's First Public Schoohouse - Orange, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 33° 47.564 W 117° 51.210
11S E 420989 N 3739502
Quick Description: The former Orange Intermediate School is now part of Chapman University.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/3/2017 12:36:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMX69B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "Orange's first public schoolhouse was completed here in Jun 1872. E. W. Squires, Amos Travis, and Elton R. Nichols, trustees for the Richland (Orange) School District had contracted for a building that was 24x26x14 feet, for the 70 public that were presented on Opening day. A. B. Chapman deeded the land to trustees for $1 and the benefit of education. Chapman's gift of the 2 1/2 acre site contained the restriction that it was to be used solely for the purpose of a public school. Stephen McPherson according to tradition, first taught here; Isabel Souires and Robert Furlong are known to have followed."
Group that erected the marker: City of Orange

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Orange, CA


URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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