Fonds 0576 - Ashdown School District #4504 fonds

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Ashdown School District #4504 fonds

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CA GPR 0576

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  • 1930-1938 (Creation)
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    Ashdown School District #4504

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2 cm of textual records

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(1930-1956)

Administrative history

Ashdown School District #4504 was formed by residents of the Homestead District near Hythe in 1930 and named for the fine shite ash left behind by a forest fire. The district had no funds and could not apply for debentures because they lived mostly on unimproved land, so they decided to build a log school by volunteer labour. Soon the volunteers were back building the barn. The school opened in January 1932 with Ferne Horte as teacher. Teachers at Ashdown School included L. Phillips, P. Melrose, and P. Cranshaw. Ashdown School closed under consolidation in 1956 and students bussed to Valhalla.

Custodial history

Records were passed on to the County of Grande Prairie No. 1, who transferred them to South Peace Regional Archives in 2013.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of one minute book detailing the decisions made by the Ashdown School District for the years 1930-1938, as well as accounts and correspondence.

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These records were donated to South Peace Regional Archives by the County of Grande Prairie No. 1 on February 6, 2013.

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  • English

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Accession number: 2013.006

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0576

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South Peace Regional Archives

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  • English

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