Orosi California Historical Events Profile and Resource Guide, City or community of Orosi, California Historical Events and Facts, Information, Relocation, Real Estate

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1998, June
Lydia Pena graduated from her Orosi High School class as Valedictorian in 1997.

Orosi had a one-room school house. Mrs. Perkins, the teacher, daily transported Jim Vallely, her youngest student, from his home on the frog farm to the school.

Orosi High School builds its first permanent building.

The present Orosi High School site was purchased, and the first class of OHS graduates - 2 students.

1909, January 26
Orosi High School was organized.

The Orosi Library Society was established

first bank building was completed in June. It was located on the northeast corner of Palm Ave. (now Rd. 128) and El Monte Way and is still operational today.

1892 A.J. Bump planted a large acreage to raisin grapes and the first orange trees in the area.

The Long Valley School was established.

The first grammar school was built in town, a 2 story wood building.

The St. James Presbyterian Church was organized

Dan Shafer builds the first store in Orosi.

In 1888 the Orosi town site was surveyed. According to a newspaper clipping of the time: "One hundred town lots were sold in the new town of Orosi on the opening day, Saturday, April 14, 1888. The company which had charge of the town and colonies adjoining it, was given the name of Smith Mountain Development Company". 1800-1801
The first term of school was held in 1800-1801 in an old sheepherder's cabin.

This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Orosi and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.

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