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An early private school was Pleasant Vale, which was operated by R. S. Hinman in the Punkup area, about a mile south of Zoar Bridge during the 1860's. It ap- pears later to be used as a public school.  See early Riverside School photo. (Image from Oxford Sketches and Records, Volume 2, Wm. C. Sharpe, 1910.) (From Images of America, Oxford, by Dorothy A. DeBisschop)