Saturday, May 11, 2019

Education and Schools in Kitchissippi in the 19th century

This month's new issue of the Kitchissippi Times features my monthly "Early Days" column, which for May covers the story of the early days of education and schools in Kitchissippi. It is a deeply-researched story that in about 1,000 words tells of the days when kids really would walk many miles through snowstorms and bear-and-wolf covered terrain, to get to their early primitive schoolhouse. 

I love this column and really it is years of bits and pieces of research put into one story that tells the background of all of Kitchissippi's schools, and how they developed and/or came to be.

The story has a particular focus on the Hintonburg Public School, which over time became Connaught School. I'm particularly happy to share two rare photos of the original Hintonburg P.S. on Rosemount Avenue. 

You can read the full article at the Kitchissippi Times website at: 

October 1889 photo of Hintonburg Public School

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