Wednesday, April 11, 2007

CA Historical Landmark #795

Benicia Seminary
California State Historical Landmark #175

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This landmark is located in Benicia City Park on Military Way between 1st and 2nd Streets in Solano County in Benicia, California. There are 13 other California State Historical Landmarks in Solano County.

The birthplace of Mills College. Founded in 1852 as the Young Ladies' Seminary of Benicia. Acquired from Mary Atkins by Cyrus and Susan Mills in 1865. It was moved to its present site in Oakland in 1871 and chartered as a college by the State of California in 1885.

To Remember
The pioneers who believed in education and supported it :
The teachers who dedicated themselves to learning and nourished it :
The students who came for knowledge and grew to citizenship in the early capital of California
Founded in Benicia 1852
Erected by Benicia Old Timers Committee

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