by Dottie Smith
Where the three "R's" were taught - readin', ritin' and 'rithmitic. All of these schools existed in Shasta County at one time or another. Some are still standing vacant and slowly deteriorating, while others have been refurbished and given a new lease on life as cute little homes, museums, churches, and community meeting places. Others are long gone.
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The schools are listed in alphabetical order.
Anderson Public School. Located where the Veterans Hall is today.
Columbia Schoolhouse. Restored, owned and used as a classroomand meeting place by the Anderson Historical Society. Dana School on Hwy. 89 in Dana. Photo taken in 2006.
Delta School. Now a residence.
Ellis School. Restored and now home to Millville Historical Society.
Enterprise School located where the Redding Fire Stationis located. Built in 1884. Gas Point School
Glenburn Church School.Built in the 1930s to replace the first oldest schoolin the Fall River Valley that was destroyed by fire.The school left the church grounds and returnedwhen it was no longer needed.
Goose Valley School around 1900.
Igo School before it was moved to the Shasta District Fairgrounds. Ingot School, 1905.