ECV1850 Plaque:
Vineyard School 1891-1957


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VINEYARD SCHOOL
1891-1957

EDUCATION WAS IMPORTANT TO SETTLERS IN SAN BENITO COUNTY,
WHO WOULD START A SCHOOL WITH AS FEW AS FIVE PUPILS, A
PLACE TO HOLD CLASS, AND A TEACHER. EARLY SCHOOLS WERE
PLACED ABOUT 5 MILES APART BECAUSE THE STUDENTS HAD TO
TRAVEL ON FOOT OR HORSEBACK. OFTEN BUILT BY SUBSCRIPTIONS
FROM NEIGHBORING SETTLERS, SCHOOLS SUCH AS THIS SERVED AS
A COMMUNITY CENTER WHEN CLASS WAS NOT IN SESSION.
THIS STRUCTURE SERVED AS A PHYSICAL ASSURANCE
TO PEOPLE WHO HAD BEEN THROUGH TOUGH TIMES THAT
THEIR CHILDREN WOULD HAVE ACCESS TO A BETTER
LIFE. IT'S HUMBLE APPEARANCE BELIES THE FACT THAT THE
IMPROVEMENTS IN TRANSPORTATION AND CONSOLIDATION OF
POPULATION DOOMED MOST OF THE SMALL COUNTRY SCHOOLS, AND
THE COUNTY CONTRACTED WITH THE CINENEGA DISTRICT FOR
EDUCATION OF VINEYARD SCHOOL'S PUPILS IN 1958-59.

DEDICATED SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2007

MONTEREY VIEJO CHAPTER 1846
MOUNTAIN CHARLIE CHAPTER 1850
AND
EL VICEROY MARQUEZ DE BRANCIFORTE CHAPTER 1797
E CLAMPUS VITUS



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[ Photo of plaque Christening. ]

Noble Grand Humbugs of
Mountain Charlie No.1850,
Branciforte No.1797 and,
Monterey Viejo No.1846 Chapters
christening the new plaque.

SATISFACTORY!

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This plaque is located at
the Vineyard School
Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area (Upper Ranch).
Hollister.
San Benito County, CA.

Directions to the Vineyard School,
Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area (Upper Ranch).

From the Bay Area and North:
Find your way to San Jose by your favorite route. Head south on Highway 101 past Gilroy to Highway 156 (Exit #345). Head east on Highway 156 to Union Road (second Signal). Turn RIGHT on Union Road and drive approximately 1.4 miles to CIENEGA ROAD. Turn right on Cienega Road. Continue past the Ranger Station entrance and the Area 5 gate to the Vineyard School.

From the Central Valley:
Find your way to Highway 152 West by your favorite route. Head over the Pacheco Pass to the Highway 156 turn-off. Head southwest on Highway 156 to Union Road. Turn LEFT on Union Road and drive approximately 1.4 miles to CIENEGA ROAD. Turn right on Cienega Road. Continue past the Ranger Station entrance and the Area 5 gate to the Vineyard School.

From the Salinas/Monterey and points south:
Find your way to Highway 101 North by your favorite route. Head north on Highway 101 to Highway 156 (Exit #345). Head east on Highway 156 to Union Road (second Signal). Turn RIGHT on Union Road and drive approximately 1.4 miles to CIENEGA ROAD. Turn right on Cienega Road. Continue past the Ranger Station entrance and the Area 5 gate to the Vineyard School.

From the Santa Cruz/Watsonville area:
Find your way to Highway 129 East by your favorite route. Head east to Highway 101. Head south on Highway 101 to Highway 156 (Exit #345). Head east on Highway 156 to Union Road (second Signal). Turn RIGHT on Union Road and drive approximately 1.4 miles to CIENEGA ROAD. Turn right on Cienega Road. Continue past the Ranger Station entrance and the Area 5 gate to the Vineyard School.

Maps of the park are available at the Ranger Station.

Online Map and Park information.

Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area
7800 Cienega Road
Hollister, CA. 95023

(831) 637-3874



Yahoo Map of Vineyard School (Plaque Site).

GPS
Vineyard School
(Upper Ranch)
WGS84 Datum
N 36.75821°
W 121.39735°




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