Future MH school named for early Lammersville leader
by Denise Ellen Rizzo
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MOUNTAIN HOUSE — When it comes to establishing a new school in the community, the town’s school naming committee wants a name with some historical significance.

Committee member Roxanne Felver said it has always been the committee’s goal to keep the area’s past alive.

“We wanted to maintain some of the history for this particular area, knowing it was going to be paved over with houses and businesses,” she said. “A lot of that gets lost when you develop something.”

On June 5, Felver recommended to the Lammersville Unified School District Board of Trustees that the future Neighborhood C elementary school be named after Peter Hansen.

The board unanimously agreed with the choice.

Hansen was part of the original 16 district families and the person who pushed the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors in 1876 to accept a petition to create the Lammersville School District. He was a local farmer who served on the district school board for 12 years.

“I don’t think it’s every day you can find your founding fathers,” Felver said. “If I can help preserve the history in the area, it’s kind of neat.”

Neighborhood C is in the southern portion of Mountain House, adjacent to Mountain House High School, which is being built on Mustang Boulevard.

Also serving on the naming committee are Denise De La Torre, Dave Sergeant, Airika Smith-Payne, Trustee David Pombo and Superintendent Dale Hansen.

When the naming committee first met on May 23, Felver said the members debated several names, including Tesla, after a local mining camp, and Tulare, after a nearby township.

Peter Hansen has no relation to the present superintendent.

• Contact Denise Ellen Rizzo at 830-4225 or drizzo@tracypress.com.
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