Category Archives: Milo Area

History of Milo and area including Queenstown.

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“My Year at Boarding School in Milo” with Florence Sokvitne

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Municipal Heritage Project Open House

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Let’s Keep in Touch

Area pioneers had left their family, friends and everything familiar behind. The loneliness they suffered in their new home was heightened by the lack of knowing what was happening where they had come from. A day looked forward to with anticipation was Mail Day at their nearest post office. Most often the post office was […]

ACAD students use Vulcan County History content for New Media projects

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‘School Bells and Children’s Yells’ – A new book on Vulcan County’s Rural Schools

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Where are the old schools now?

Vulcan County had within its limits, 123 school districts. Of those districts, six never had a schoolhouse. For most, it was because they were included in Consolidated School Districts. For one, Pasture Land, it was formed only after the County began, for taxation purposes. The histories for the others, from A to Y, have now […]

Willard School No. 2176

By Orpha (Tom) Parfett: In one room of the homestead house of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Willard, the Willard School began in 1910. The first teacher was Mr. Williams from Wales. He belonged to a group of Welsh singers who found there was not much call for this type of work, so found it necessary […]

Sunny Lake School No. 4123

Doris Orchard tells of the history of Sunny Lake School in “Wheat Country – a history of Vulcan and District”: Sunny Lake School was started around 1922. The first school room was a room in a house on the Corbitt farm, later owned by the Smith family. The first teacher was a Miss Jessie Graham, […]

Rocky Buttes School No. 4020

Surrounding a small plot of ground on the south side of the main road about six miles east of Milo are a few caraganas and maple trees, which mark the boundaries of the old Rocky Butte school yard. They were planted by the pupils on the first Arbour Day after the school’s opening in 1922, […]

Robertson School No. 4350

On August 4, 1928, a meeting was called to organize a new school district which would accommodate the children of the families in this outlying region. At this meeting were the Ted Roseens, Fred Bertschys, Otto Pearson and Ben Haggs. The name “Robertson” was chosen for the school and originated by using portions of the […]