History Corner - Crescent Lake School story

First known as Meadow View School, later Allary School. Circa 1980. The two-room school, 19 kilometers south of Yorkton was built in 1946 by the Federal and Provincial Government to accommodate students from Little Bone Reserve, the Crescent Lake Métis settlement and the surrounding farming area. Some of the student’s surnames of the early years were Peepeetch, Kinistino, Allary, Azure, Brazeau, Desjarlais, Flamont, Henry, Lafontaine, Langan, and Pelletier. Many of these families came from Manitoba and North Dakota, before settling in the Crescent Lake area in the 1930s. The school closed in 1977, and shortly thereafter it became the home of the Daniel and Elysa Pelletier family. The building still stands today, and the teacherage is still occupied. Merylene Lorenz, née Pelletier Fonds, City of Yorkton Archive.
This History Corner originally ran in the October 21, 2009 edition of Yorkton This Week.

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