Schools & Children
Stories from the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village Archives
ASHVALE School District #2082
When the people living in the area later known as Ashvale decided to build a school, the matter of location was a controversial issue, since everyone wanted the school as close to their home as possible.
CHIPMAN CREEK SCHOOL No. 864
The early history of the Chipman Creek School District certainly faced a variety of pioneer educational issues as had its other rural neighbours.
CROOK SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 520
Documents recently received fro, two families, now preserved in the Archives of the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village, tell new tales previously hidden about the Crook School.
EARLY EDUCATION IN PINCHER CREEK
Before establishment of any of the 39 rural schools, the village itself sprouted the seeds of frontier education to create a unique memory within the hearts of early pioneers
FISHBURN SCHOOL No. 311
After 1894, the Fishburn School quickly became the centre of a rural agricultural community located some sixteen miles southeast of Pincher Creek–the first of the 39 rural schools to open, and the last to close.
HILLSBORO School District #2881”
Adapted from “Hillsboro #2881”, Unfolding The Pages, Pincher Creek: Gorman & Gorman Ltd., 1992, Chapter 42, pp. 178 – 181.
ISSUES FACED BY THE PINCHER CREEK SCHOOL DISTRICT IN 1907
Pincher Creek School District Number 121 faced a number of issues in 1907.
PINCHER CITY SCHOOL No. 1725
At what we now call "Pincher Station", a one-room school optimistically served a thriving commercial centre.
PORCUPINE HILLS SCHOOL No. 793
Nestled within the southern reaches of the Porcupine Hills, near the confluence of Beaver and Nine Mile Creeks, lies the location of a very intriguing one-room country school.
SUMMERVIEW School District #1360
Source: Adapted from “Summerview #1360”, Unfolding The Pages, Pincher Creek: Gorman & Gorman Ltd., 1992, Chapter 36, pp. 157 – 160.
TANNER School District #2715
Source: Adapted from “Tanner #2715”, Unfolding The Pages, Pincher Creek: Gorman & Gorman Ltd., 1992, Chapter 40, pp. 174 – 175.