Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures
Soledad School
Acton, California

Click image to enlarge

Soledad School in Acton, probably about the time it was built. Photograph by newspaper publisher R.E. Nickel. Most of the boys are wearing vests and coats — not everyday attire. Two of the children in front of the door — a barefoot boy in knee-length pants and the girl in the white dress — are holding flowering yucca stalks. Someone has marked the photograph to identify particular individuals, but we don't have the IDs.

The Soledad school in Acton was built out of home-made bricks in 1890 on the same spot where an earlier wooden one-room schoolhouse had stood. The new school reputedly took several years to erect, at a cost of $4,000. As many as 45 pupils took lessons from teacher Mattie Adams when the school opened.

In the 1930s an even larger school was needed, and this one was converted to a farm house when the new school was erected at another site.

AP3237: 19200 dpi jpeg from copy print.

Little White 1889

Soledad 1890s

Soledad 1890s

RETURN TO TOP ]   RETURN TO MAIN INDEX ]   PHOTO CREDITS ]   BIBLIOGRAPHY ]   BOOKS FOR SALE ] is another service of SCVTV, a 501c3 Nonprofit • Site contents ©SCVTV • Additional copyrights apply