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Buffalo Horn School District

NW Qtr, Sec 23, Twp 6, Rng 12, W3
Buffalo Horn District was located along a line approximately
halfway between the present-day towns of Ponteix and Val Marie, Saskatchewan.



Buffalo Horn school c1915. Photo by Mary Belle Isaacs.
According to Myrtle (Childerhose) Moorhouse, the Buffalo
Horn school was founded on a 2-acre site on the George Barager homestead
(NW Qtr, Sec 23, Twp 6, Rng 12, W3; probably around 1910-1915)

The following is from M.E. Dixon’s books “Prairie Trails Along the Pinto
and “Dusty Roads Along the Pinto”.
   The Buffalo Horn School District #930 was founded in 1912 and the last record of proceedings
were in the year 1944.  Later the building was sold to Norman Ellis and moved to the Reliance
District.  

   The first meetings to organize the Buffalo Horn School District occurred at the Pleas Isaacs
residence (Sec 35, Twp 6, Rng 12, 3W) on 2 March 1912 and 18 May 1912.  The first school
board to be voted in were George Barager, Pleas Isaacs, and Jim Green.  A loan of $1400 was
necessary for the construction and furnishings for the school.  It’s dimensions were 20x26
feet with a 10-ft high ceiling.

   Early teachers included Douglas McCall (1913), , Laura Isaacs (1914), Flossie Miller (1915),
Sara Pippy (1918), and Myrtle Isaacs (1919).

   A list of students enrolled in 1914 included Marjorie and Helen Condie; Walter, Robert, Maud,
Myrtle, Cuba, Grace, and Jack Isaacs; Olive, Myrtle, and Janie Childerhose; and Arthur,
Elsie, and Beatrice Cooper.
Byron Spoon
Los Angeles, California

Bibliography:
1. From: Byron Spoon Los Angeles, California
To: Julia Adamson"
Subject: Addition to One Room School Project
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005
Update:
From: Gerald Brennen
To: saskgenweb@yahoo.com
Subject: one room schools
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006

Hello:
I was looking over this web site, and thought I'd let you know that my Mother taught school at Wollerman and Baloil in the late forties.

She also taught at Pinto head, Grasby, Ravine, Snipe lake, Mayfair, Invicta and perhaps a couple that I've forgot.

I thought I'd let you know that my Uncle Ralph and Uncle Max are in the picture on the site below.
Buffalo Horn School District Marie School Children Ponteix and Val Marie, Sk

It was a genuine surprise when my brother called and told me to "google" ..."Buffalo horn district" and there's my uncles. This is the only known photograph of Max, he was killed by lightning when he was in his teens.

Gerry
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Bibliography:
1. From: Byron Spoon Los Angeles, California
To: Julia Adamson"
Subject: Addition to One Room School Project
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005