Thursday 30 August 2018

State School District #1817

Opened in 1908. Water was originally hauled to the school at a distance of 2 miles (approx 3 km) until a well was drilled on the property. Teacher’s salary in 1908 was $300 per year and rose to $687 by 1939.

In the late 1940s, a teacherage building was erected behind the school for the teacher to live in. The school continued to operate until June 1955 when it closed after the school session. In the Fall of 1956 it was sold to the local neighborhood community association for a lofty sum of $300. I am unsure how long the community centre operated in the former schoolhouse.

- Jason Paul Sailer