Mount Joy School

I stopped by Mount Joy School while touring the area northwest of Ogema a couple years ago. It was designed by a contractor from Ogema, ironically named Mr. Class. Built by stonemason G. Stothers and a few farmers in the area, the school opened in October 1912. It hosted grades 1-8 and had twenty-four students when it first opened. It featured a full basement, furnace, and a small entrance way. Church services and Sunday school were also held in the school for several years. The school was named after the homesteader from which the land was purchased. The school closed in 1959.

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~ by emanate80 on June 14, 2014.

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