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UNITY ONE ROOM SCHOOL HOUSES:

 

            This is a list of One Room Schools that used to exist in a 40 mile radius of Unity in west central Saskatchewan. A retired farmer and local historian Mr. Frank Oatway has spent the last two years searching for information as to their names, locations and other archival information in order to preserve this part of Saskatchewan history.


            When Mr. Oatway started his search he contacted the Provincial Archives and the 16 rural municipalities included in the area. These provided him with what information they had, including old maps that listed the rural schools, but a good deal of the information he obtained was from going out and talking to the people that lived in the area.


             In total Mr. Oatway has compiled the names and locations of over 240 one room schools in this area, of these 146 are marked. Some markers are very simple cement or stone cairns with plaques (like the ones at  Phippen and Nottawa School sites) while others like the one bottom plow at Ovenstown School and the steamer tractor rim at Cottesloe School site are more elaborate.            


                        Usually the schools were located 4 -5 miles apart, but in some cases children who lived close to one school had to travel 3 or 4 miles to another school because where their parents paid school taxes determined which school they attended.  In some areas Mr. Oatway found that there were two locations for the same school and in questioning this he was told that sometimes the schools were moved if there weren’t enough students in one area or if two school districts amalgamated resulting in two schools becoming too close together.


            Some of these school buildings like the Adanac school have been preserved (it was moved to the Unity Heritage Museum).  While a few have been converted to other uses the majority have been torn down. They are now lost forever and along with them a piece of Saskatchewan history. 


Sincerely,
Marlene Lefebvre , submitter.
Frank Oatway, researcher.

 




School   Name   Quarter   Section   Twps   Range   Meridan   Marker   RM   location   Comments
Abbercrombie   NE     12 39 27 West   of   3   Yes   Eye   Hill   382    
Abbeywood SE 30 40 26 West of 3 No Senlac 411  
Abbnott   SE   9 36 23 West   of   3   No   Progress   351    
Abbywood   NE   34 39 26 West   of   3   Yes   Eye   Hill   382    
Ackerman SE 29 36 28 West of 3 Yes Hearts Hill 352  
Ada   SW   18 44 24 West   of   3   No   Hillsdale   440   Places
Adanac   Village           40 22 West   of   3   Yes   Round   Valley   410   opened   1909
Airedale NE 21 41 26 West of 3 Yes Senlac 411  
Alada   SW   18 44 23 West   of   3   Yes   Hillsdale   440   Places
Alba   NE   1 37 26 West   of   3   No   Eye   Hill   382    
Alfred   SE   15 44 22 West   of   3   Yes   Cutknife   439    
Alfred   Knowles   SE   25 39 24 West   of   3   Yes   Grass   Lake   381   Places
Allenbach   SE   29 36 26 West   of   3   Yes   Hearts   Hill   352    
Amaranth   NE   3 38 24 West   of   3   No   Grass   Lake   381    
Aroma   Lake   SW   15 38 19 West   of   3   Yes   Reford   379    
Artland   NE   7 43 27 West   of   3   Yes   Manitou   Lake   442   Places
Aster   NE   8 35 27 West   of   3   Yes   Hearts   Hill   352    
Baldwinton   Village                       Yes   Hillsdale   440   Baldwinton   Sask.Places
Baloil SE 19 35 23 West of 3 No Progress 351 Gallery
Barryville   NW   31 35 27 West   of   3   Yes   Hearts   Hill   352    
Battle   Hills   SW   2 47 25 West   of   3   No   Manitou   Lake   442    
Battle   River   NE   19 44 18 West   of   3   No   Battle   River   438    
Battle Hills SW 11 47 25 West of 3 No Manitou Lake 442
Beavick   NW   11 40 16 West   of   3   Yes   Buffalo   409    
Bee   Hive   NE   28 34 18 West   of   3   No   Grandview   349    
Beech Wood NE 14 44 26 West of 3 No Manitou Lake 442  
Bellview   Plains   SE   26 38 20 West   of   3   Yes   Reford   379    
Belton   NW   9 40 23 West   of   3   Yes   Round   Valley   410   Places
Bjeide   Creek   SE   10 41 15 West   of   3   No   Battle   River   438    
Blue Bell NW 11 41 23 West of 3 Yes Round Valley 410 Places
Booth   SW   13 46 27 West   of   3   No   Manitou   Lake   442    
Brady   NW   16 44 27 West   of   3   No   Manitou   Lake   442    
Brady   SW   9 44 27 West   of   3   No   Manitou   Lake   442    
Bresaylor   NE   9 46 19 West   of   3   No   Battle   River   438    
Bride   SE   16 38 28 West   of   3   Yes   Eye   Hill   382    
Broadacres   SE   31 35 21 West   of   3   Yes   Mariposa   350    
Brooks NE 29 38 17 West of 3 Yes Rosemount 378  
Buccleugh   NW   34 40 24 West   of   3   No   Round   Valley   410    
Cactus   Lake   SE   27 36 27 West   of   3   Yes   Hearts   Hill   352   Places
Cairnsview   NW   36 41 23 West   of   3   Yes   Round   Valley   410   Places
Canadian   NW   29 40 27 West   of   3   No   Senlac   411    
Carluke   SE   31 41 19 West   of   3   Yes   Buffalo   409    
Carruthers   NW   10 45 23 West   of   3   Yes   Hillsdale   440    
Cavell   NW   12 38 19 West   of   3   Yes   Reford   379    
Cleavering   NE   20 40 21 West   of   3   Yes   Buffalo   409   #   3747   opened   1917 Places
Cleveland   NW   36 42 18 West   of   3   No   Battle   River   438    
Cliff   SW   33 44 26 West   of   3   No   Manitou   Lake   442    
Cliff   NW   31 44 26 West   of   3   No   Manitou   Lake   442    
Clone   NW   11 42 20 West   of   3   Yes   Buffalo   409    
Coldspring   NW   26 39 19 West   of   3   No   Reford   379    
Coldspring   SW   25 39 19 West   of   3   No   Reford   379    
Cornell   SW   31 37 21 West   of   3   No   Trampling   Lake   380    
Cotswold   SE   11 40 27 West   of   3   Yes   Senlac   411   Building   still   on   site
Cottesloe   NE   5 41 20 West   of   3   Yes   Buffalo   409    
Cozy   Nook   SW   11 46 25 West   of   3   Yes   Manitou   Lake   442    
Cozy   Nook   SW   14 46 25 West   of   3   Yes   Manitou   Lake   442    
Crooked   Valley   NW   4 39 21 West   of   3   No   Trampling   Lake   380   #   2122   opened   1909
Cutknife   SE   5 44 21 West   of   3   Yes   Cutknife   439    
Deer Lodge SW 29 37 24 West of 3 Yes Grass Lake 381  
Delmas   NE   31 35 18 West   of   3   No   Battle   River   438    
Denzil   (Protestant)   NE   23 37 26 West   of   3   No   Eye   Hill   382    
Derrick   SE   33 34 26 West   of   3   Yes   Hearts   Hill   352    
Donegol   NW   12 38 25 West   of   3   Yes   Grass   Lake   381    
Drumming   Creek   SW   5 43 18 West   of   3   No   Battle   River   438    
Dufferin   NW   7 43 21 West   of   3   Yes   Cutknife   439   Places
Dukesburg   SW   16 34 21 West   of   3   Yes   Mariposa   350    
Eagle   Hills   SW   21 42 16 West   of   3   No   Battle   River   438    
Eagle   Valley   NW   21 42 17 West   of   3   No   Battle   River   438    
Ear   Hill   SE   17 36 22 West   of   3   Yes   Mariposa   350    
Ear   Lake   SE   17 38 23 West   of   3   No   Grass   Lake   381    
East   Bank   SW   20 41 23 West   of   3   No   Round   Valley   410    
East   Manitou   NW   22 43 25 West   of   3   Yes   Hillsdale   440    
East   Princeton   SW   31 37 21 West   of   3   No   Trampling   Lake   380   renamed   Cornell
East   Prospect   NW   36 38 21 West   of   3   No   Trampling   Lake   380   #   297
Edenview   NW   19 36 27 West   of   3   Yes   Hearts   Hill   352    
Eight   Mile   Lake   NW   17 44 17 West   of   3   No   Battle   River   438    
Elk   NE   9 35 27 West   of   3   Yes   Hearts   Hill   352    
Englewood   NW   32 35 26 West   of   3   Yes   Hearts   Hill   352    
Ethmur   NE   20 34 24 West   of   3   No   Progress   351    
Ethmur   SW   20 34 24 West   of   3   No   Progress   351    
Euclid   SW   15 44 25 West   of   3   No   Hillsdale   440    
Evanston   NE   18 35 18 West   of   3   No   Grandview   349    
Evesham   NE   29 39 27 West   of   3   Yes   Eye   Hill   382    
Fairyland   SW   13 42 19 West   of   3   Yes   Buffalo   409    
Falcon   Hurst   SE   6 38 27 West   of   3   Yes   Eye   Hill   382    
Farmers   NW   34 35 20 West   of   3   No   Grandview   349    
Finley   NW   26 34 27 West   of   3   Yes   Hearts   Hill   352    
Flat   Lake   NE   13 45 25 West   of   3   Yes   Hillsdale   440    
Formby   NE   19 45 22 West   of   3   Yes   Cutknife   439    
Four   Mile   Lake   NE   16 35 19 West   of   3   Yes   Grandview   349    
Fram SE 2 45 28 West of 3 Yes Manitou Lake 442  
Gallivan   SW   34 43 20 West   of   3   Yes   Cutknife   439    
Gamble   SE   10 36 19 West   of   3   No   Grandview   349    
Garden   Prairie   NE   11 41 18 West   of   3   Yes   Buffalo   409    
Gettysburg   SE   14 35 20 West   of   3   No   Grandview   349   moved
Gettysburg   SE   25 35 20 West   of   3   No   Grandview   349    
Glen   Eden   NW   36 37 27 West   of   3   Yes   Eye   Hill   382    
Glen   Logan   SW   28 40 19 West   of   3   Yes   Buffalo   409    
Gottlobb   NE   28 38 26 West   of   3   Yes   Eye   Hill   382    
Gramlich NW 33 35 28 West of 3 Yes Hearts Hill 352  
Grass   Lake   SW   12 37 24 West   of   3   No   Grass   Lake   381    
Grass Lake SE 11 37 24 West of 3 No Grass Lake 381  
Grassdale NE 13 35 18 West of 3 Yes Grandview 349  
Greenvale   SE   30 35 23 West   of   3   No   Progress   351    
Hampton NE 32 38 27 West of 3 Yes Eye Hill 382  
Handel   SE   6 36 19 West   of   3   No   Grandview   349    
Happy   Land   SE   2 42 22 West   of   3   Yes   Round   Valley   410    
Hearts   Hill   NW   7 36 25 West   of   3   No   Progress   351    
Heiland   NW   34 36 23 West   of   3   No   Progress   351    
Ibstone   SW   4 41 17 West   of   3   Yes   Buffalo   409    
Inverallen   SE   2 40 18 West   of   3   Yes   Buffalo   409    
Inverallen   NW   36 39 18 West   of   3   No   Reford   379   school   moved
Irene NE 11 44 23 West of 3 Yes Hillsdale 440  
Ivy   NW   14 34 20 West   of   3   Yes   Grandview   349    
Jellicoe   SE   13 34 21 West   of   3   Yes   Mariposa   350    
Kelfield   SE   27 34 19 West   of   3   Yes   Grandview   349    
Kerson   SE   29 36 21 West   of   3   Yes   Mariposa   350   moved
Kerson   SE   14 36 21 West   of   3   Yes   Mariposa   350    
Koehmstedt   NE   17 39 25 West   of   3   No   Grass   Lake   381    
Kokesch   SE   13 37 28 West   of   3   Yes   Eye   Hill   382    
Krist   NW   14 37 20 West   of   3   Yes   Reford   379    
Krist   NE   14 37 20 West   of   3   Yes   Reford   379   KristPlaces
Lachner   NE   13 39 20 West   of   3   No   Reford   379    
Langmarck   NE   12 41 22 West   of   3   Yes   Round   Valley   410    
Learig   NE   16 45 27 West   of   3   No   Manitou   Lake   442    
Learig   NE   21 45 27 West   of   3   Yes   Manitou   Lake   442    
Leipzig   NE   17 37 19 West   of   3   Yes   Reford   379   Places
Lesueur   NE   15 39 26 West   of   3   No   Eye   Hill   382    
Lett   NW   28 37 16 West   of   3   No   Rosemount   378    
Lilydale   SW   1 46 24 West   of   3   Yes   Hillsdale   440    
Lindquist   NW   29 43 17 West   of   3   No   Battle   River   438    
Local   Center   SW   23 39 21 West   of   3   No   Trampling   Lake   380   #   4270   1927-1942
Madawaska NW 24 42 20 West of 3 Yes Round Valley 410  
Manitou   Lake   NE   26 44 26 West   of   3   No   Manitou   Lake   442    
Maxswell NW 11 40 20 West of 3 Yes Buffalo 409  
Mc   Connell   SW   8 39 19 West   of   3   Yes   Reford   379    
Meadowlands   NE   34 39 28 West   of   3   Yes   Eye   Hill   382    
Medina   SE   3 37 19 West   of   3   Yes   Reford   379   Places
Midwest   NW   36 36 17 West   of   3   No   Rosemount   378    
Moose Park NE 29 39 18 West of 3 No Reford 379  
Morton   SE   24 35 21 West   of   3   Yes   Mariposa   350    
Mt.   Everest   NW   11 40 24 West   of   3   Yes   Round   Valley   410   Places
Mt. Ethel SW 21 44 24 West of 3 No Hillsdale 440  
Muddy   Lake   NE   19 38 22 West   of   3   No   Trampling   Lake   380    
Mulberry   SE   1 39 25 West   of   3   Yes   Grass   Lake   381    
Narrow   Lake   NE   10 41 19 West   of   3   Yes   Buffalo   409    
Naseby   SW   11 37 16 West   of   3   No   Rosemount   378    
Niagara   NE   31 36 24 West   of   3   No   Progress   351    
Northend   SE   28 40 28 West   of   3   Yes   Senlac   411    
Norwich   SW   18 39 16 West   of   3   Yes   Rosemount   378    
Nottawa NE 10 41 21 West of 3 Yes Buffalo 409 Gallery
Oakwood   NW   31 34 21 West   of   3   Yes   Mariposa   350    
Ollenberger   SW   16 37 26 West   of   3   Yes   Eye   Hill   382    
Ovenstown NW 22 42 20 West of 3 Yes Buffalo 409  
Palm NW 11 37 27 West of 3 Yes Eye Hill 382  
Palo   SW   14 37 17 West   of   3   No   Rosemount   378    
Pan   Muir   NW   27 40 18 West   of   3   Yes   Buffalo   409    
Panama   SE   9 35 28 West   of   3   Yes   Hearts   Hill   352    
Paragon   SE   28 35 19 West   of   3   No   Grandview   349    
Pascal   NE   35 37 20 West   of   3   Yes   Reford   379   school   moved
Pascal   NW   35 37 20 West   of   3   Yes   Reford   379    
Patrick   NE   22 34 25 West   of   3   No   Progress   351   Places
Penile   NE   27 41 27 West   of   3   Yes   Senlac   411    
Phippen   SW   18 40 20 West   of   3   Yes   Buffalo   409   1908-1959
Point   Lake   NW   32 42 25 West   of   3   No   Senlac   411    
Porter   NE   14 36 18 West   of   3   Y   Grandview   349   Completely re-stored in use for community events
Prairie   Flat   SE   26 37 23 West   of   3   No   Grass   Lake   381    
Prairie   Heights   SW   2 37 22 West   of   3   No   Trampling   Lake   380    
Prairie   Mound   NW   12 36 22 West   of   3   Yes   Mariposa   350    
Primate   SW   17 38 27 West   of   3   Yes   Eye   Hill   382    
Prongua   SE   33 44 18 West   of   3   No   Battle   River   438    
Queenston   SE   21 39 22 West   of   3   No   Trampling   Lake   380   #   2068   1908-1958
Queensview SW 16 37 21 West of 3 No Trampling Lake 380  
Rayner   Heights   NE   13 41 15 West   of   3   No   Battle   River   438    
Reading   NE   2 45 24 West   of   3   No   Hillsdale   440    
Rereshill   SE   3 47 26 West   of   3   Yes   Manitou   Lake   442    
Revenue   NW   35 37 21 West   of   3   No   Trampling   Lake   380    
Reward   Village                   West   of   3   Yes   Grass   Lake   381   Reward   Sask.
Riding Hill NW 11 44 20 West of 3 Yes Cut Knife 439  
Rockhaven   SW   5 43 20 West   of   3   Yes   Cutknife   439    
Rolandview   NW   19 45 25 West   of   3   No   Hillsdale   440    
Rose   Lynn   SE   28 35 22 West   of   3   Yes   Mariposa   350    
Rose   Mound   NE   1 44 21 West   of   3   Yes   Cutknife   439    
Rosebrier   SE   13 40 25 West   of   3   No   Senlac   411   Places
Rosemary   SE   2 40 23 West   of   3   Yes   Round   Valley   410    
Ruby   NW   32 34 19 West   of   3   Yes   Grandview   349    
Ruby   Lake   SE   25 34 24 West   of   3   Yes   Progress   351    
Ruth   SE   17 42 23 West   of   3   Yes   Round   Valley   410    
Ruthilda   NE   3 34 18 West   of   3   No   Grandview   349    
Rutland   NE   9 41 26 West   of   3   Yes   Senlac   411    
Ryhl   SE   26 36 20 West   of   3   No   Grandview   349    
Salter   SE   27 38 16 West   of   3   No   Rosemount   378    
Salvador   Village                       Yes   Grass   Lake   381   Salvador   Sask.
Scotstown   SW   29 39 24 West   of   3   Yes   Grass   Lake   381    
Scott   SW   21 39 20 West   of   3   No   Trampling   Lake   380    
Seagram   SE   28 42 24 West   of   3   Yes   Round   Valley   410    
Seiffert   NE   29 37 28 West   of   3   Yes   Eye   Hill   382    
Senlac   SW   5 41 26 West   of   3   Yes   Senlac   411    
Sherlock Lake NW 11 44 28 West of 3 No Manitou Lake 442  
Spy   Ridge   NW   31 40 18 West   of   3   Yes   Buffalo   409    
St.   Johns   Neppo   SW   15 39 25 West   of   3   No   Grass   Lake   381    
St.   Lucy   NE   1 37 21 West   of   3   No   Trampling   Lake   380    
St.   Vital   NE   15 43 17 West   of   3   No   Battle   River   438    
St. Peters SW 4 38 25 West of 3 Yes Grass Lake 381  
Standard   NE   19 37 18 West   of   3   Yes   Reford   379    
Stanmore   NW   23 43 28 West   of   3   Yes   Manitou   Lake   442    
Starview SW 29 41 18 West of 3 Yes Buffalo 409  
Stringer   SE   13 43 21 West   of   3   Yes   Cutknife   439    
Summit   Park   SW   5 34 26 West   of   3   Yes   Hearts   Hill   352    
Sumner   SE   8 46 24 West   of   3   Yes   Hillsdale   440    
Sunny   Glen   SE   8 39 23 West   of   3   No   Grass   Lake   381    
Swarthmore   SE   3 42 21 West   of   3   Yes   Buffalo   409    
Tako   SE   31 39 21 West   of   3   No   Trampling   Lake   380   1907-1961
Thackery NE 11 41 20 West of 3 Yes Buffalo 409  
Thorndale   NW   13 35 25 West   of   3   Yes   Progress   351    
Thule SW 30 42 20 West of 3 Yes Round Valley 410  
Toledo   NW   36 34 21 West   of   3   Yes   Mariposa   350    
Trainer   NE   5 38 17 West   of   3   No   Rosemount   378    
Triple   lake   SE   10 45 20 West   of   3   Yes   Cutknife   439    
Tulip   SE   14 45 18 West   of   3   No   Battle   River   438    
Twynholm   N   E   23 38 27 West   of   3   Yes   Eye   Hill   382    
Ufford   SW   3 39 23 West   of   3   Yes   Grass   Lake   381    
Uzelman   SE   19 38 21 West   of   3   No   Trampling   Lake   380    
Vance   NW   11 43 23 West   of   3   Yes   Hillsdale   440    
Verulam   SW   3 35 22 West   of   3   Yes   Mariposa   350    
Walz   SE   8 37 28 West   of   3   Yes   Eye   Hill   382    
Warcrop NW 17 34 27 West of 3 Yes Hearts Hill 352  
Wardenville   SW   5 45 22 West   of   3   Yes   Cutknife   439    
Warrington   SW   14 36 24 West   of   3   Yes   Progress   351    
Wasteena   NW   4 41 22 West   of   3   Yes   Round   Valley   410    
Weewana   SW   26 42 21 West   of   3   Yes   Buffalo   409    
Wells   NW   28 45 26 West   of   3   Yes   Manitou   Lake   442    
Wembley   NW   6 45 21 West   of   3   Yes   Cutknife   439    
West   Luseland   SE   14 36 25 West   of   3   Yes   Progress   351    
West   Princeton   NW   27 37 22 West   of   3   Yes   Trampling   Lake   380    
White   Cap   SE   17 45 17 West   of   3   No   Battle   River   438    
White   Heron   SE   15 34 22 West   of   3   Yes   Mariposa   350    
White Swan SE 11 42 18 West of 3 No Battle River 438  
Wilbert   NE   20 43 22 West   of   3   Yes   Cutknife   439    
Willow   Moor   SE   13 42 15 West   of   3   No   Battle   River   438    
Willowview   SE   6 43 19 West   of   3   No   Battle   River   438    
Winding   River   NW   26 44 17 West   of   3   No   Battle   River   438    
Winter   SW   14 42 25 West   of   3   No   Senlac   411    
Wolfe   NE   28 38 18 West   of   3   Yes   Reford   379        
Wollerman NW 29 38 25 West of 3 Yes Grass Lake 381 Gallery


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From: "Marlene Lefebvre"
To: "Julia Adamson"
CC: "Frank Oatway"
Subject: List of One Room Schools
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2005 20:46:28 -0700
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Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 22:01:48 -0700