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Buffalo Lake School District No. 119 fonds
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- Buffalo Lake School District No. 119
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4.00 cm of textual records.
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The Buffalo Lake School District No. 119 is located south of Buffalo Pound Lake and east of Tuxford.
Some sources record lessons being taught in an unidentified private home as early as 1885. The first meeting of the Board of Trustees was held at the house of David Taylor on April 4, 1888 with the first trustees being Charles Goss, James Franks and James McCartney.
The first school, known as the Point Elma School during the late 1800's was constructed in 1888 on a road allowance in an unknown location. It was the first school to be built on the plain between Moose Jaw and Buffalo Pound Lake. The building was moved in 1897 to the north-west corner of NW 10-19-26 W2. The name of first teacher is unknown but Roxy Alexander was in charge of the school in 1891-1892.
In 1910, a new school was built on the site and the old building was used as a barn and stable. The new school was moved in 1925 to the north-west corner of NW 11-19-26 W2.
The school was closed in June 1945 due to lack of students but was re-opened in August 1955 and remained in operation until ca. 1964 or 1965.
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This fonds contains photocopies of the Daily Registers for attendance of students at the Buffalo Lake School S.D. No. 119 kept by the teachers. Also included are photocopies of a financial ledger documenting the expenditures of the said school.
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Accession Number:12.BA donated to the archives by an unknown donor.
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This fonds was foldered and new photocopies were made in 2000 from photocopies of the originals made in 1977.