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Silver Valley

Silver Flats School District was formed through the community effort of homesteaders in the Silver Valley District in Township 81 Range 10 West of the 6th Meridian. Portions of this area were opened under the Lassiter Land Clearing Project for the Veterans Land Act after World War II.

Although the register shows that classes began in September 1955 with only the Friesen and O.A. Rockwood children, the school did not actually open until April 9, 1956 adding the following families to the roll: N.C. Smith, W.A. Reay, E.O. Frostad, E.M. Derksen, and J. Seekins. Dorothy Smith was the first teacher in the new school.


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With thanks to the South Peace Regional Archives

South Peace Regional Archives began operating in January 2000 as a project of the Grande Prairie Museum and a member of the Archives Society of Alberta. On July 30, 2007 the South Peace Regional Archives Society was formed.

All persons interested in having a voice in the preservation of archival records in the South Peace Country of Alberta are encouraged to become members.

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Saddle Hills
Junction of Hwy 49 & Secondary Hwy 725
RR1, Spirit River AB
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