It has been almost 2 weeks since my last post. I kept intending to post but then stuff happens. I also have not been out exploring much.
The topic of today's post is a school we visited in February. It is one that was on my list and has now been crossed off. Hooray. Welcome to Farming Valley School, located near Oyen in the SE part of Alberta.
This is a very distinctive school, the bell tower looks disproportionate to the rest of the building. Did it have a really BIG bell? I like it's odd shape. The inside appears to be used as storage by the owner. (The school is on private land and as a generally nice human, I don't knowingly trespass. We had permission to be here.) The school operated from 1913-1943, then again from 1949-1960. 1960 was late in terms of one room school houses. Lots of districts had already consolidated by then. I am not sure why the gap in dates from 1943-49. Was it due to the war? Lack of school age kids? I hope to find out more about this interesting school.
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This post was ready last week but I am just getting around to posting it now. Hope everyone had a nice weekend!