|RUCKER SCHOOL HISTORICAL SITE 1894|
The Catherine Dunn Ranch once part of the Rancho San Francisco de Las Llagas Spanish land |
grant was divided in 1893 and sold to early settlers to form Rucker Township.
Education was especially important to these pioneers who had been through dreadfully tough
times. They worked hard to raisew $5,000 in 1894 to build Rucker School and community center.
The once two story building provided the physical assurance that their children would have
access to an excellent education and a better life.
The 1906 earthquake damaged the bell tower. Twice in the following yeas the school burned to
the ground. Everything gone, excep the strong and solid BELL still serving today as the spirit
and strength of this community and faculty. Rucker School has been known for academic
enrichment through theatre arts since its humble beginning. The school was unified in 1966.
We are lucky as most small country schools were closed and students bussed to town.
This Bell rings out clear each year on graduation day as testament to the maturity of the students
through the steadfast efforts of ths community and Rucker's excellent teachers.
DEDICATED SATURDAY FEB 20, 2009
MOUNTAIN CHARLIE CHAPTER 1850 E CLAMPUS VITUS
Right Wrongs Nobody