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.