County of Ponoka GenWeb Project: Asker School District
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In 1896, the original School District application was submitted in the name of Smith's Grove, and covered the areas of what would become the Asker and Waterglen School Districts.
The first schoolhouse was a log cabin purchased from Mr. Sigalet who was located in the territory between Samson and Red Deer Lakes, for the price of $50. There were two houses exactly alike, and Asker bought one and Fair (Waterglen) the other.

Asker School
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Asker School District #408 Map
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District Quick Facts
District/School Nbr:
First school year:
Original name:
Smith's Grove
First teacher(s):
Miss Katherine Carruthers
Date established:
$300 per annum
Last school year:
Name changes:
>1903 became Asker
Last teacher:
Mrs. Allen James
> Schoolhouse built in 1903
Later Bldg Usage:
Additional Information:
School tax info:

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