Schools & Children
Stories from the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village Archives
PINCHER CITY SCHOOL No. 1725
At what we now call "Pincher Station", a one-room school optimistically served a thriving commercial centre.
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.
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.
UTOPIA SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 840
As with other rural schools of a century ago, Utopia School District Number 840 offered excellent education to many pioneer students who attended classes in this rustic structure. Let’s have a look back at a few of those early historical highlights.
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
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.
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.