School History: 0051.0332

Re Schools (fall of 1898) first school was an “assisted”.  The government at that time would not grant a regular school.  Held in the little building nearly opposite P. McConnell’s store, now used as a Chinese laundry.

                First teacher was Miss Keay (now Mrs. J.W.H. Smyth of Bank of Commerce).

                1899 – A regular school permitted.  In the fall first school was built.

                Fall of 1900 – second school house built with two rooms.

                Beginning of November (19??) owing to overcrowding, government operated another schoolroom for this school over Mr. Steel’s blacksmith shop.

                190? – annex of 2 stories to be built on main school building.

0051.0332: School History

Reminiscing about the progress of the school in Cranbrook, from working out of a building to present school location.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  December 18, 1902
Publisher:  Cranbrook Herald
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0051)


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