County of Ponoka GenWeb Project: Smith's Grove School District
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The History of Smith's Grove School District

In 1896, an application for a school district under the name of Smith's Grove was made. The School District covered the areas of Asker and Fair (Waterglen), but neither area had sufficient children to warrant separate schools. Between 1898 and 1899, more settlers with families made the 2 districts home, so an application was made to create the Fair School District #499, which was established on 9 May 1899, to serve the Fair (Waterglen) region.
Both districts purchased identical log cabins from Mr. Sigalet who was located in the territory between Samson and Red Deer Lakes, for the price of $50 each. The cabins were moved to the new school locations, with the first classes in the Fair School being held in 1899 and the first classes in the Smith's Grove School in 1900.
In 1903, Smith's Grove was officially renamed Asker School District #408, and in 1926, the Fair School District became the Waterglen School District #499.

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This district was split into two districts in 1903:
Asker #408 and Fair #499
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