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Schools Out for the Summer in the County



Photo-Prestonvale School SS #16-Photo from Drummond/ North Elmsley website– Did you know that in 1876, a teacher at McLean’s School earned $160.00 per annum

Farewell to Teacher 1939

A very enjoyable time was spent on Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Minnie McLaren, when about fifty friends of Miss Kaye Huckabone gathered to bid her farewell. During the course of the evening the following address was read:

Dear Kaye:

We, your friends of S. S. 16, Drummond, have met here to bid you farewell on the eve of your departure from our midst. We appreciate your kindly, unselfish and untiring efforts in our school and are greatly pleased with the results you have attained. We cherish your friendship in our community and thank you for your generous assistance in our church life. We could not let you go without expressing in some tangible way our good-will to you and so we ask you to accept this small token of our esteem. As it ticks away the hours, days and years, may it ever remind you of your good friends in Prestonvale? Miss Huckabone was presented with a yellow gold Bulova watch and although taken completely by surprise, thanked her friends   for so kindly remembering her.


BURRITTS RAPIDS, June 26: – Special – Miss Lila G. Ferguson, principal of the senior room of the local Public School for the past three years, was honored by the pupils of both the junior and senior G rooms, and the junior teacher, Miss Laura Christie, yesterday, when she was presented with two handsome silver gifts: Edith plant made the Presentation and Cora Plant read the address, Miss Ferguson expressed her deep appreciation to the pupils, and Miss Christie.

Photo from Rideau Canal a walking tour

Stop 8 – 11 Centre St. – John Muir bought this property in 1859 and erected a home. Later he either sold or donated the building to replace the old log school house in the village. This school operated until 1964 and the building was sold and converted back to a private home.