#625:  Pioneer Schoolhouse

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Plumas Co Fairgrounds, 2 mi E of Quincy via E Main St and Fairgrounds Rd





Private plaque


Schoolhouse is located on fairgrounds. When I visited, the fairgrounds staff was happy to let me on site to photograph the building.

From the Guidebook:

In 1857 the residents of the eastern end of American Valley built a school, the first schoolhouse in Plumas County. On July 2, 1857, Mr. S. A. Ballou was engaged as teacher for 19 children. The building is now used for kindergarten purposes (1957).

From the plaque:

This is the original pioneer school house Erected in 1857 Trustees - J.W. Thompson & J.C. Church Teacher - Mr. S.A. Ballou – Nineteen scholars

This plaque was dedicated by Plumas Pioneer Parlor 219, Native Daughters of the Golden West. 1957

©2009 David Schmitt