At one time Lakeside was nothing
more than a large amount of land being used for grazing of animals
belonging to Mission de la Alcala and cared for by the Indians of the
After the town of Lakeside was
founded in 1886, population increased and small one-room schools were
started throughout the valley. These schools came in many different
forms -sheds, adobe houses, other residences and homesteaders cabins.
The building was of no great importance, but education was!