Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Utopia School 1904 - 1950

Quick trip through part of rural Southwestern Alberta on January 9, 2016. Drive south on Highway 6 south from Pincher Creek, Alberta until you get to Township Road 50. Go east on Township Road 50 until you see Range Road 284. Just a little further east is Utopia School on the south side of Township Road 50 sitting all alone in a farmer's field. There is literally nothing nearby. 


I cannot find anything noteworthy about it. It is a typical one room schoolhouse that I just wanted to visit. I know at one time there was one west and another one north of here. The mountains provide a nice backdrop to this place. I wanted to get photos of all sides. The first few steps I took I sank in snow up to my knees. I will revisit in the summer.


3 comments:

  1. You need some snow shoes BW.

    I wonder if any of the old students are still around? And if they ever come back to see their old school?

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  2. They probably didn't think it was "Utopia" trying to get to school in the Winter.

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