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Felta School records, 1925-1934
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Index to School Registers
  • School History
  • Scope and Contents
  • Access Terms
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Felta School records,
    Date (inclusive): 1925-1934
    Identification: SPC.00067
    Creator: Felta School (Healdsburg, Calif.)
    Physical Description: 1 volume
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Sonoma County Library Archives
    c/o Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library, Sonoma County Library
    725 Third Street
    Santa Rosa, CA,
    Abstract: This collection contains register of students for Felta School in Dry Creek Valley, near Healdsburg, California.

    Index to School Registers

    School History

    Biography/Organization History

    Felta School was built near the confluence of Felta Creek and Mill Creek and named for Felta Miller, an early settler, who homesteaded his ranch about a mile up Felta Creek, and the green barn at the end of the county road that passed the school site was generally accepted as the original mill that Mill Creek was named for. It is believed to date from the Mexican era. Harmon Heald, a hand who worked in the mill, opened a store at a nearby crossroads, and began the town of Healdsburg. J.G. Mothorn, who founded Mill Stone Valley Ranch, on which the barn still stands, had portions of his property landscaped by his friend, Luther Burbank. Some of Burbank’s plantings, which included guavas, loquats, grafted plums, and a lily tree, survive unto the present day. Mothorn’s son used stones from a cobblestone quarry on the Mothorn ranch to build the foundation of Felta School. The school, while under construction, survived the 1906 earthquake.
    On November 27, 1951, residents of the area west of the Russian River near Healdsburg voted to close their five one-room Sonoma County rural schools -- Felta, Daniels,Junction, Lafayette and Mill Creek. The 85 students from the former districts began the 1956-1957 school year at the new West Side Union School, located a short distance from the old Felta School.
    Felta School has since been restored and is located at 1034 Felta Road, Healdsburg, California.

    Scope and Contents

    Register of students (attendence records) for Felta School, located southwest of Healdsburg, California.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    Arranged chronologically in a single series.

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Corporate Names

    Felta School (Healdsburg, Calif.)

    Topical Terms


    Genre and Format Terms

    School records
    Registers (lists)
    Archival materials

    Important Information for Users of the Collection

    Conditions Governing Access:

    Materials stored offsite, but collection is open to research. In many cases, further details on individual volumes can be found by calling staff at the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library. To view these materials, please call staff at 707 308-3212 to request they be brought from the Archives to the Library

    Conditions of Use

    Collection does not circulate and may be photocopied or photographed by arrangement only.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the Sonoma County Library. The Sonoma County Library has made this collection available and believes that the collection is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States, but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. The Collection may not be in the Public Domain under the laws of other countries. Preferred credit line is: Courtesy, the Sonoma County Library. Please see additional reproduction and reuse information at https://sonomalibrary.org/locations/sonoma-county-history-and-genealogy-library/order-photo

    Preferred Citation:

    Felta School records, 1925-1934. SPC.00067, Sonoma County Archives, Sonoma County Library, Rohnert Park, California.