Mt. Buckingham School

Mt. Buckingham School (HMVHK)

Location: Mariposa, CA 95338 Mariposa County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 30.978', W 119° 50.13'

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This school was originally two stories and was built in Georgetown about 1878. At that time it was called the Snow Creek School. Space was limited so the school was dismantled and moved to a larger site in 1910. The land was donated by Richard Darrah, a local merchant who also ran the post office. Many students helped with the labor. Mt. Buckingham, named after a resident, was within view of the new site so the school then became Mt. Buckingham School. At one time, a duel took place at the school. A Mr. Quimby accused Dick Smithers of stealing his sow. The argument was followed by gunfire, resulting in the death of Smithers. Mary Paisley was the teacher who held the last class in 1953. Since then the building has been called the Darrah School and used for community events. Many local residents attended this school. Renovation was done in 1996-1996, by the Mariposa Kiwanis Club.
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HM NumberHMVHK
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Year Placed1996
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter No. 1849
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 2:49pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 249397 N 4155927
Decimal Degrees37.51630000, -119.83550000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 30.978', W 119° 50.13'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 30' 58.68" N, 119° 50' 7.80" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5944-5991 Darrah Rd, Mariposa CA 95338, US
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