California State Historic Landmark 489
#489 Moreland School
Oldest known rural school district in California. Established 1851 as subscription
school, meeting in private homes. First teacher, Charles Lafollette, 1851, term three
months. Abraham H. Featherman, 1852, term six months. Through efforts of Samuel Curtis Rogers,
third teacher, 1852-1854, first public school building, formerly home of Zechariah Moreland,
obtained 1852. In 1853 Rogers secured organization of school as Santa Clara Township School
District No. 2. Renamed in Moreland's honor, 1862.
Nothing remains of this site.
4335 Payne Ave at Saratoga, SJ.
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